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Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.
The Edwardian attempt to merge tennis and cricket
There are so many problems and incorrect forecasts in the student loan system that there needs to be a complete review, says a report from MPs.
Composer Judith Weir CBE is to become the first female Master of the Queen's Music.
The police watchdog raises "major concerns" over the use of Tasers at point-blank range, saying the technique is "purely a means of pain compliance".
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation and forced marriage within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.
Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often?
Zambian child bride tells of being forced to marry a stranger
The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit
Miami's Wynwood Arts District invited graffiti artists from around the world to paint the walls. Restaurants, design shops and co-working spaces soon followed.
The EU's dependence on Russian-designed power plants
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials.
Two new images of Prince George are released as the third in line to the throne celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday.
President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a soldier who single-handedly fended off a Taliban attack after his comrades were killed or relocated.
How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching in Africa
Police in South Korea believe they have found the body of the fugitive boss of the operator of a ferry that sank in April killing 300 people.
Israel's defence minister says that the offensive in Gaza will continue 'as long as necessary to stop the Hamas rocket attacks.
Roy Hodgson says England will miss Steven Gerrard's "leadership" following his captain's international retirement.
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is to take a break from cricket for the rest of the summer to recover from injuries.