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A friend of one of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing pleads guilty to obstructing the investigation into the attack.
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.
Malky Mackay apologises for sending two one-line text messages he admits were "disrespectful of other cultures".
Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.
Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.
A Canadian MP from Quebec quits the New Democratic Party, objecting to what she said was the party leader's pro-Israel stance on the conflict in Gaza.
Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's prime minister, the ruling AK Party confirms.
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.
A man from North Yorkshire who raped and sexually abused two young girls is jailed for 18 years.
Islamic State jihadists demanded $132m (£80m) ransom for release of US journalist James Foley, his former employer says.
Klaus Zapf, a German millionaire and removals entrepreneur who shunned the trappings of wealth, has died from a heart attack at the age of 62.
An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.
Up to one million passengers are expected to be hit by strike action as Tube drivers on the Central Line walk out over a "bullying culture".
The two US aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia have recovered and have been discharged from hospital, medical officials say.