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Gigantic tornado rips through Oklahoma City
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology.
Trevor Bolder, the bassist in David Bowie's legendary 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars, dies from cancer at the age of 62.
A "stocktake" of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years - and one in 10 could end up disappearing.
A stocktake of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species studied have declined in the past 50 years.
A row has erupted between Russia and Azerbaijan over the Eurovision song contest, with the Russian foreign minister accusing the Azerbaijanis of vote-rigging.
The bill for investigations into alleged corruption at Cleveland Police tops £4m, three years after the allegations were first made.
Mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy could be dimming the intellect of some babies born in the UK, say researchers who studied 1,000 families.
Andrew Harding looks at an example of economic change at a shopping mall in the township of Alexandra.
Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops are to be given the right to live in the UK.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan is discharged from hospital two weeks after falling from a platform at an election campaign rally.
A major shake-up for specialist hospital services, including A&E, will be announced later by five health boards in south Wales.
England's inconsistent batting displays are a concern but now is not the time to tinker, says former England captain Alec Stewart
Invest NI job performance targets could be perceived as "soft", according to a new report.
Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, insists he is innocent.
Food outlets in a part of London have the worst hygiene standards of more than 2,000 postcodes in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, an investigation finds.
A former refugee living on an estate in Tyneside compares life for families living on the poverty line in England and Africa.
Why is Wayne Rooney's baby Klay rather than Clay?