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Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
Paul Gray's wife, Brenna, says she raised concerns about his drug use with his doctor, who is on trial for involuntary manslaughter.
A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches
A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
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Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap opera, denies a drinking and driving charge in court.
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
Rangers are in a "fragile" financial state and would not survive a second administration, a club shareholder tells BBC Scotland.