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Do children belong on US adult sex offender registries?
Senior nurses have issued what they say is an unprecedented warning about staffing levels on hospital wards in England.
Taiwan gives the Philippines until Wednesday to apologise for the death of a fisherman whose vessel was fired on by the Philippines' coastguard.
At least 27 miners die in an explosion at a colliery in China's south-west Sichuan province, the second such accident in 24 hours.
Two US astronauts have replaced a pump on a spacewalk in the hope of fixing a leak of ammonia from the International Space Station's cooling system.
Five years on from the devastating Sichuan quake
British scientists at a research centre in Cambridge say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.
Hundreds of Cubans march against homophobia in the capital, Havana, led by the president's daughter, Mariela Castro.
Israel takes action as tensions grow over Syria
Picnicking on the graves of lost loved ones
Ever-growing waistlines could fuel a big increase in the number of people with dementia in the future, researchers have warned.
Barcelona clinch their fourth Spanish league title in five years after Real Madrid fail to beat Espanyol on Saturday.
Many people have been killed and dozens wounded in car bomb attacks in a Turkish town close to the Syrian border, the interior minister has said.
Votes are being counted in Pakistan, after a historic election that should lead to the country's first transition from one elected government to another.
Prince Harry has said he hopes to bring America's Warrior Games for injured servicemen and women to the UK.
Twin car bombs kill at least 43 people and injure at least 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes retires "for good" at the age of 38, after making over 700 appearances.
Gunmen demanding the expulsion of Gaddafi-era officials from Libya's new government lift their siege of two ministries in Tripoli, says a minister.
Roberto Mancini is critical of the Manchester City hierarchy for failing to stop speculation about his future as manager.
A jury in Brazil clears four bodyguards of involvement in the 1996 murder of businessman PC Farias amid continued speculation about who was behind it.