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Despite all the fanfare, social media proved an ineffective tool to predict the general election result.
A man is arrested as police find "number of suspicious objects" during a search in east Belfast.
Sajid Javid has been appointed business secretary, heading the department responsible for universities.
More than 180 new MPs arrive at the Houses of Parliament for the first time this week. What motivates them?
French President Francois Hollande is visiting Cuba, the first French leader to do so in more than 100 years.
An Audi garage which was hit with a £700 restaurant bill by a customer who was offered a compensatory "free" meal agrees to cover the full cost.
Harriet Harman reshuffles Labour's shadow cabinet, replacing a number of big names who lost their seats at the election, as Lord Sugar says he is quitting the party.
A Californian start-up is seeking cash to make a computer that only costs $9 (£6) in its most basic form.
Red Bull say they will pull out of Formula 1 if either they cannot get a competitive engine or Audi do not join with them.
UK interest rates have been held at 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
A south Wales bus company says it will withdraw an adverting campaign showing a partly dressed woman following an online backlash.
John Whittingdale, the former chair of the House of Commons culture select committee, is to take over from Sajid Javid as UK culture secretary.
Libya criticises EU proposals to use force to destroy boats belonging to people smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe.