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US telecoms giant Verizon says it will buy AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn.
A friend of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, who was hacked to death in Bangladesh, says he and fellow bloggers are worried for their own safety.
Labour MSP Alex Rowley quits as the party's local government spokesman at Holyrood and urges Jim Murphy to stand down as leader.
Australia's budget deficit for the 2015-16 financial year is estimated to reach A$35.1bn, below expectations of about A$41bn.
Plaid Cymru can build on Leanne Wood's general election campaign performance and present her as an alternative first minister, an former leadership rival says.
Chad's President Idriss Deby says fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.
Saudi-led coalition aircraft carry out fresh air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, hours before a five-day ceasefire is set to begin.
The BBC will be forced to slash its drama output if the licence fee is cut, says outgoing BBC executive Ben Stephenson.
Rickie Fowler's biggest career win, at the Players Championship, may signal a readiness to win a major, writes Iain Carter.
Chancellor George Osborne says the new Conservative government has a "very clear mandate" to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU.
Greece was forced to tap into an emergency account to make a debt interest payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it has emerged.
Google stops the public contributing to its map service following some high-profile graffiti, including a urinating Android.
Network Rail workers have voted in favour of a UK-wide strike in a row over pay, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.
Labour MP Chuka Umunna says he is running to become the next leader of the Labour Party.
Kevin Pietersen will not be selected for England this summer because of a "massive trust issue", according to Andrew Strauss.
David Cameron has started the first all-Conservative cabinet meeting with a short statement.
A group of 350 migrants from Myanmar tell an activist by phone that they have been abandoned at sea and need help.
As a 16-year-old is convicted over a video criticising religion and late PM Lee Kuan Yew, the BBC's Tessa Wong asks what this says about Singapore society.
Kevin Pietersen is left on 355 not out when Surrey's last man is out against Leicestershire at The Oval
One of Israel's best-known rabbis, Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, is sentenced to jail for attempting to bribe the head of the national fraud squad.