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The number of people under 40 with type 2 diabetes in the UK has risen sharply in the past 20 years, research shows.
Games giant EA has revealed that it currently has no games in development for Nintendo's Wii U console.
Car sales across Europe rose in April for the first time in 18 months, helped by strong demand in the UK and by the early Easter break.
Wigan winger Callum McManaman is ruled out of England's European Under-21 Championship campaign with an ankle injury.
A police watchdog may investigate North Yorkshire Police over contact its officers had with the disgraced Jimmy Savile.
Su Pollard pays tribute to co-star Paul Shane who has died at the age of 72
Nigeria's army begins operations against militant Islamists, while residents report overnight explosions and gunfire elsewhere in the north.
Nigel Farage has said he hung up on an interview with BBC Scotland because the line of questioning "was insulting and unpleasant".
A Philippine official warns migrant workers in Taiwan to keep a low profile, amid a diplomatic row over the death of a fisherman.
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem against plans to force members of their community to serve in the Israeli military.
X Factor boyband One Direction have announced a 2014 worldwide stadium tour.
A homeowner in Florida has described finding an alligator on her front porch.
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Eight people are charged after raids in Greater Manchester by officers investigating a £3.8m internet-based drugs ring.
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The investigation into a speedboat accident which killed a father and daughter in Cornwall - has found the driver was not using a safety device which could have stopped the engine.