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Businesses should "speak out early" in favour of remaining in a reformed European Union, the president of the Confederation of British Industry says.
Searching a racist word and "house" on Google takes you to the home of the US President, Barack Obama.
Nigel Farage says UKIP is "100% united" ahead of its EU referendum battle after two senior figures leave their roles in the party.
Prince Charles is expected to meet the mother of a boy murdered in the IRA attack that killed Lord Mountbatten, on the second day of his Ireland visit.
Iraq's government calls for volunteers to fight against IS and help retake the city of Ramadi, as US officials discuss the setback.
At least nine people die and 18 others are injured when a tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people is hit by a train in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.
Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.
The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.
Japan's economy grew faster than expected between January and March, boosting hopes that the economy is recovering from last year's recession.
Hundreds of migrants are rescued by locals off Indonesia, as ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia meet to discuss the crisis.
Japanese airbag maker Takata has said that mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars are defective, prompting a recall of cars in the US.
North Korea abruptly cancels a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, one day before he was due in the border city of Kaesong.
In Japan stocks were up nearly 0.8% in early trade after the country posted better-than-expected economic growth for the three months to March.
There are calls in Argentina to sack two judges who reduced a paedophile's sentence on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was abused before.
"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.
In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.
Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care provision, the organisation that makes final decisions about NHS complaints in England says.
Why are some people so upset about women on bicycles?
Latvians refuse to lift lid on KGB past
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been exploring ways of making robots working together.