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Police in Mexico's central state of Guanajuato arrest a major drug lord accused of smuggling more than 76 tonnes of cocaine to the US.
South Korea and the US announce military drills, as North Korea revokes an invitation for talks on jailed US citizen Kenneth Bae.
An avalanche has been caught on camera in northern Italy after recent record snowfalls.
It's game over for the many fans of mobile application Flappy Bird after its Vietnamese creator removed it from online stores on Sunday.
How Nina Simone helped immortalise an American civil rights anthem.
Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi on 'surreal' fame
The head teacher of a leading state school has apologised after he asked families to make regular financial payments to funds.
Growth in the Scottish economy gained momentum at the start of the year, according to the Bank of Scotland's Purchasing Managers' Index.
Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith says his organisation has become a "political football" for a media story on flooding.
Kenya's moonshine and beer brewers
The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major firm after BBC Panorama uncovered systematic fraud in the student visa system.
Italian boss disproved the doubters and made a fortune
Life on 'Benefits Street' - a century ago
The US advises its citizens in Guyana to avoid flying with Caribbean Airlines from Monday to Wednesday because of an "unconfirmed threat".
The site that knows what you should wear and other fresh Israeli start-ups
Half of the money given to police forces for "unexpected costs" - such as the search for April Jones - is spent on policing party conferences.
A survey by business consultants BDO finds optimism at its highest in 22 years and is the latest in a string of reports pointing to a strengthening UK recovery.
There has been a marked improvement in the number of empty shops on UK High Streets, research from the Local Data Company suggests.
Rory Cellan-Jones meets Amir Shapiro, whose robotics lab at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba, helps design robots that can be used during warfare.
The New Zealand prime minister has unexpectedly suggested changing the design of the country's national flag.