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Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87.
Record buy Juan Mata is confident Manchester United will become a force under David Moyes with the addition of new signings.
The mass power outage which affected more than 200,000 homes across the Highlands and Islands was caused by a "transient fault", according to the Scottish government.
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
Hull FC's Graeme Horne runs in two tries against his former club before a Craig Hall drop-goal edges a superb derby.
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
Scientists at Cardiff University say they have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of the most common form of leukaemia.
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with the murder of her baby in Belfast.
A crown awarded to a poet at a Welsh cultural festival in Blaenau Ffestiniog 116 years ago is being returned to the town after being spotted for sale on auction website eBay.
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.
Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.
A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.
Parents face tough time getting primary school places
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters.
An Olympic boxing silver medallist admits assaulting a reveller at a lap-dancing club after a row over a reality TV show.