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Former foes Barack Obama and Raul Castro prepare to meet at the Summit of the Americas in Panama - their first encounter since a recent thaw in relations.
Rations for Swedish peacekeepers based in Timbuktu in Mali have been increased after complaints they were going hungry, their spokesman says.
The US government has refused to let Intel help China update the world's biggest supercomputer over concerns about nuclear research it is being used for.
Samsung's new flagship mobile phones go on sale today but the company says it may struggle to meet demand for its S6 Edge model.
New National Reference Tests to help set GCSE grade boundaries could be made compulsory for thousands of pupils in England.
Dunblane gears up for Murray-mania ahead of tennis star Andy Murray's wedding to Kim Sears in the town on Saturday.
The mother of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black man has spoken to US TV.
The SNP's economic plans would have a "devastating" effect on Scotland, Ed Miliband says, as polls suggest the nationalists still have a huge lead over Labour.
An annual commemoration of the Irish famine when 1 million people died is to be held in Northern Ireland for the first time.
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.
Is this picture the next "golden dress"?
How hacking a digital camera could help farmers and gardeners monitor the health of their plants.
Cath Lee from the Peak District in Derbyshire runs a guided walk company, and feels an active lifestyle can have major benefits for the country.
A 22-year-old man who was involved in an 11-hour armed standoff in a Denbighshire village is warned he could be jailed.
Tony Levy, an electrician from the West Midlands, will vote for any party which would increase defence spending.
Poland remembers the 2010 Smolensk air disaster which killed its president and top officials - a crash not yet fully explained.
A man who broke into a woman's home and stabbed her to death in front of a six-year-old child is jailed for at least 26 years.
The PSNI deploys extra officers and makes two arrests after residents complain about ongoing disturbances in the Galliagh area of Londonderry.
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, is released on bail in Pakistan, drawing a protest from India.
A man who is believed to have been hit by a rush-hour Tube train while bending down to pick up a bag sustains life-threatening head injuries.