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The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma caused a soldier to carry out a deadly shooting spree at its Fort Hood base in Texas.
The White House confirms a US government aid agency was behind a text-message social network allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is ruled out for a minimum of six months with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Monique Pool is used to rescuing and rehabilitating sloths at her home in Paramaribo, Suriname - but even she was left struggling when 200 arrived at once.
The US created a text-message social network designed to foment dissent in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
White House spokesman Jay Carney has confirmed US involvement in a text message based social network programme designed to foment dissent in Cuba.
The number of dead in a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 30, as recovery workers struggle to identify remains.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the transfer ban handed to the Spanish club by Fifa is an "injustice".
The Turkish authorities lift a much-criticised ban on Twitter following a ruling by the constitutional court.
Sri Lanka reach the World Twenty20 final with a 27-run win over West Indies after a thunderstorm ends play early.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller apologises "unreservedly" to MPs for her handling of an inquiry that ordered her to repay £5,800 in expenses.
A jury found the 38-year-old, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, guilty for the death of an associate in March.
Man tells how Ebola devastated his family
Moscow is pressing Nato to explain its plans to enhance its military presence in Eastern Europe, following Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
The US Embassy in the UK have told Newsbeat they are inviting celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to apply for a working visa after reports she was blocked from flying to States
Ukraine's special police were behind the killings of dozens of anti-government protesters in Kiev in February, an initial government inquiry finds.
The Queen has met Pope Francis for the first time - which BBC Rome correspondent Alan Johnston describes as "less formal" than previous meetings at the Vatican.
Four people are injured in a huge fire which swept through a slum in eastern Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
James Ward is named as second singles player while Andy Murray suffers with a stomach bug ahead of GB's Davis Cup tie in Italy.
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 0.25% and raises its growth forecast for the eurozone.