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Prince Harry starts a seven-day visit to the US - his first trip to the country since being pictured naked in Las Vegas last year.
A fire in a garment factory in the Bangladesh capital kills at least eight people, as the death toll from a building collapse passes 900.
The owner of the Ohio house from which three women were rescued after about a decade in alleged captivity is charged with kidnapping and rape.
Levels of demand on NHS accident and emergency departments in England have been described as unsustainable by the head of the health service regulator.
The Dutch government is investigating a shortage of certain brands of baby formula, as well as potentially illegal exports to China.
Thousands of Malaysian opposition supporters have rallied against alleged fraud in the election, defying police who said the protest was illegal.
The UK government sets out the case for lifting or amending the EU arms embargo against the main Syrian opposition group, the National Coalition.
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The seemingly endless diet of food safety scandals in China has led to growing public anger and fears when buying food.
The former boss of scandal-hit Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, is set to have up to 10 years taken off his prison sentence.
Police arrest 31 people over the theft of $50m (£32m) of diamonds from a plane at Brussels Airport, one of the world's largest robberies of gems.
An elderly nun and two peace activists have been convicted for damage caused while breaking into a US defence site that processes and stores uranium.
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Lottery money is given to six major heritage schemes totalling £68m to help them push forward with full plans for funding to preserve sites.
Thousands of supporters of Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide defy a ban on protests to "protect" him as he answers questions in a murder probe.
Scientists at Chester Zoo say they have increased the reproductive success of their critically endangered black rhinos - by analysing the animals' dung.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors drives into profit for the first time in its 10-year history, reporting a profit of $15m (£9.65m).
The man tipped to be Pakistan's next prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, says he would end the country's involvement in the US-led war on terror if elected.
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