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Biopic on Mexican-American labour leader divides opinion
Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they took more care of their teeth.
US invests time in European Parliament
The sad tale of the curious monkey
The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
A Conservative MP defends a government adviser after claims she invoked the Leveson Inquiry to influence coverage of the culture secretary's expenses.
Nearly 3,000 Brazilian soldiers are set to occupy one of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious shanty towns in the biggest such operation yet.
The "sleeping" operator of a Chicago train that derailed last month injuring 32 people has been sacked, officials say.
Convicted Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore is detained by police in London after they received a new European Arrest Warrant from Italy.
The father of a soldier who killed three men at a US Army base says he was not in his right mind, as officials say an earlier argument played a part.
Can Afghanistan overcome challenges of security and fraud?
How a humble Polaroid photo changed lives in Rwanda
Brazilian police say they have picked up 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.
An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may miss the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final with a toe injury.
Millions of Afghans are to vote for a new president amid tight security. in what will be the nation's first ever democratic transfer of power.
A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
Gassing is the most humane way to cull badgers to reduce the spread of TB to cattle, the Princess Royal has said.
Cement giants Lafarge and Holcim are in talks about merging into a company that would have a stock market value of more than $30bn euros.
BBC News takes a close-up look at a Faberge Easter Egg that has recently sold for around £20m - after nearly being melted down for scrap metal.