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The chief executive of Research in Motion has told the BBC how he hopes the new operating system, Blackberry 10, will bring back smartphone users
The first handsets to be powered by the new Blackberry 10 operating system are unveiled in New York. The UK is first to get the touchscreen Z10.
Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords tells a Senate panel, "you must act" on curbing violence.
German investigators open a new inquiry into the wartime massacre of 642 people by SS troops in the central French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
The US economy unexpectedly shrank at an annualised rate of 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012, official figures indicate.
The Scottish independence vote is taking shape, says Brian Taylor
Doctors describe the procedure to repair a missing area of the skull of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot.
Christopher Samba flies to England to discuss personal terms after QPR trigger a release clause in the defender's contract.
A Cardiff inquest hears how a 96-year-old woman died when her wheelchair was pushed into an open care home lift shaft, breaking 52 bones in the fall.
The British army stages its biggest ever computer-based simulation to help it research which resources it should invest in.
The Russian government abandons an agreement with the US on fighting crime and the drugs trade, in an apparent sign of worsening relations.
An American man rides what may be the highest wave ever caught by a surfer off the Portuguese coast.
The Welsh Ambulance Service failed to meet its response time targets for the most urgent cases for the seventh consecutive month, figures show.
Several thousand people attend a state funeral for the Irish police officer shot dead during a robbery in County Louth.
David Cameron laughs off reports that some Tory backbenchers are lining up a stalking horse to oust him, saying he was glad his MPs wanted to "get on".
The world's largest online ticket retailer is to stop requiring users to enter hard-to-read words in order to prove they are human.
Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall have taken a ride on a London Underground train as part of celebrations marking 150 years of the Tube.
A man is sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in jail for the murder of a father-of-three shot dead in a nightclub.
Some hospitals have allowed a culture to develop where control and containment are given priority over care, a report by the health regulator for England finds.
The number of Welsh students applying to university has fallen by 2.1% since 2012, admissions service UCAS has said.