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A constitutional body in Iran rules that women cannot run in presidential polls scheduled for 14 June, despite 30 women registering as candidates.
Dell reports a 79% fall in quarterly profits to $130m (£85m) amid falling computer sales and a takeover battle.
Repairs to the National Library of Wales after a fire gutted a section of roof last month are expected to cost up to £5m.
Two of the surviving Dambuster airmen attend a ceremony after an earlier flypast to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II raid on German dams.
Former defence secretary Liam Fox urges Conservatives to avoid "strife" about Europe and focus on David Cameron's plan to renegotiate some powers.
A double-decker bus has its roof completely shorn off when it hits a railway bridge in Essex.
President Barack Obama says the US has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria, after talks with Turkey's prime minister.
A Conservative backbencher introducing a bill paving the way for a referendum on the UK's EU membership will have the "full support" of the party.
There has been a shocking increase in violence in Iraq, especially in Baghdad, with 16 bombs in the capital in the last two days.
Dan Brown, the author of the Da Vinci Code, has given his first UK TV interview about his new book Inferno to Newsnight. In it he talks about dislodging writer's block by hanging upside down.
Championship side Brighton suspend manager Gus Poyet and tell him to stay away from the club pending an inquiry.
The mother of a two-year-old girl whose body was found in a house in Oxfordshire is believed to have left the UK, police say.
Glencore Xstrata shareholders vote to appoint Tony Hayward, BP's former chief executive, as interim chairman to replace Sir John Bond.
Flats housing up to 50 students in Aberystwyth face demolition because a council says they were built without the correct planning permission.
Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams by Scottish 'chick-lit' author Jenny Colgan is named Romantic Novel of the Year by the Romantic Novelists Association.
A man accused of killing April Jones told police he could not remember what he had done with her body after knocking her down and panicking, a jury hears.
An outstanding player and the perfect ambassador, David Beckham's record eloquently answers the critics, says chief football writer Phil McNulty
An Asian insect is destroying native species around the world by unleashing a lethal biological cocktail.
A suicide bomber kills at least eight people in a Shia mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, amid fresh sectarian attacks in the capital Baghdad.
Police in the US city of New Orleans arrest two brothers over the shooting at a Mother's Day parade that injured 20, including two children.