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The former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has cancelled all concert dates planned for his bands RatDog and Furthur
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.
South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki calls for a boycott of Israeli goods, saying Israel must "pay a price" for the conflict in Gaza.
Google and five other large companies team up to build a cable under the Pacific Ocean that will deliver incredibly fast internet speeds.
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.
Residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province clash with police as they demand more government support to overcome a drought.
India's national public radio sacks 100 presenters for being over its 35-year age limit.
A Spanish missionary who contracted Ebola in Liberia dies in hospital in Spain, officials say, as the virus claims more than 1,000 lives in West Africa.
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police faces a criminal probe into his role in an allegedly poorly-handled investigation into a suspected sex offender.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan admits he was wrong to say Alastair Cook should be replaced as skipper.
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.
A World Health Organization's expert panel has said it is ethical to offer experimental drugs to people infected with the Ebola virus.
South Korean coast guard officers say they did not have the right training or equipment to rescue passengers from the stricken ferry, Sewol.
Russia says an aid convoy of nearly 300 lorries has left for eastern Ukraine, as the West warns Moscow not to use it as cover for military action.
Insurer Prudential has seen profits rise in the past six months after a strong performance in the US and Asia.
The European Court of Human Rights rules that the UK has again breached prisoners' rights by failing to give them the vote - but refused to award damages.
How drones are being developed for a wide range of future uses.
Overcrowding and lack of staff have contributed to an increase in suicides in jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons says.
Human Rights Watch says its year-long investigation into the deaths of hundreds of protesters in Cairo in 2013 found evidence of systematic killings.
Robots are set to roam the halls of London's Tate Britain Museum, as part of a unique project aimed at allowing art lovers to explore the building after hours.