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People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new guidance from the World Health Organization.
Los Angeles council votes to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in the cities restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces.
Supporters of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will mark the first anniversary of his death with a military parade.
The brother of Australian journalist Peter Greste, whose trial has resumed in Egypt over accusations he and other Al Jazeera journalists aided a banned organisation, speaks about the tough conditions his brother is facing in prison.
A Minnesota farmer has built a giant 50-foot (15 metre) snowman to cheer up local people.
Huge clouds, thunder, lightning and heavy rain hit Sydney and much of New South Wales in Australia
After Ukraine accuses Russia of disrupting mobile networks, security experts warn that the countries are locked in a cyber stand-off.
A tidal barrage at Bridgwater and dredging on the Somerset Levels form part of a £100m plan to combat flooding in the area, the BBC understands.
A report suggests adverts on mobile phones have now overtaken pornography as the biggest malware threat.
A 38-year-old woman is charged over indecent images as part of the investigation into Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins.
Artist Alex Schweder talks about the human hamster wheel he will be living on for the next 10 days
Why India's election could be close
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Will unmanned ships be a reality on our oceans within the next decade? Rolls-Royce thinks such vessels are inevitable.
The Bank of England suspends a member of staff after investigating potential rigging of the foreign exchange market.
Family left iPad in mother's will say restrictive Apple security rules have rendered it useless.
Business growth in the eurozone accelerated last month to its fastest pace since June 2011, a survey suggests.
Public transport is paralysed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, as taxi operators embark on a protest against higher parking fees in the city.
Cold War echoes as Putin vies with West
Israel has intercepted a ship in international waters transporting Iranian weapons to Gaza, Israeli defence officials say.