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UK rail workers are to stage a 24-hour strike from 5pm on Monday 25 May in row over pay, the RMT union says.
World number one Rory McIlroy is five shots off the Wells Fargo Championship lead at Quail Hollow, North Carolina.
Indian PM Narendra Modi is meeting Premier Li Keqiang and other leaders in Beijing on the second day of his visit to China.
'King of the Blues' legend BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer says.
As the new T20 season begins, would a competition modelled on the Big Bash rejuvenate English cricket?
A lollipop man is sacked after he stopped a fire engine on its way to a 999 call.
More than 700 Liverpool appearances in 17 years, but just one hairstyle, the story of Steven Gerrard's career in football stickers.
Actor Johnny Depp's dogs will leave Australia, after facing death threats because they were brought in illegally, the agriculture minister says.
Northern Ireland Environment Agency considering giving B listings to bank and newspaper headquarters in Belfast
The funeral of a woman who died in a boating accident while on holiday in south-east Asia will be held in Pontypridd.
The £64m second phase of the Children's Hospital for Wales is being officially opened, and it promises to give young, sick and injured patients the comforts of home.
A boat carrying about 300 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Thailand for a week is repaired and moved away by Thai officials.
The US and Cuban governments are to hold talks next week to discuss practical measures to re-establish diplomatic relations.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government has been sworn in, and there are new concerns about what it means for any possible peace deal with the Palestinians.
The Indian prime minister's visit to China is not just focused on trade with each other - but also with the region and its transport links.
Taiwan is facing its worst drought in 67 years, with the island reservoirs at dangerously low levels - water is rationed and power could be next.
Regular exercise in old age has as powerful effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, a study suggests.
President Barack Obama says the US must invest more in its infrastructure, in the wake of a train derailment in Philadelphia that claimed eight lives.
One of the leaders of the attempted coup in Burundi says that the plot has failed, as the president says he is back in the country
A list of more than 16,000 conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War One will be added to an online database of those who served in the conflict.