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The Orwell Book Prize for political writing is won by AT Williams for his book on Baha Mousa, while Marie Colvin is honoured with a posthumous award.
The Israeli government has started the process of authorising four new Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
The world's biggest retailer Wal-Mart, which owns the UK chain Asda, says profits in the three months to April nudged higher.
As hundreds of thousands of people pack into evacuation shelters, Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 in low-lying areas around Chittagong and Cox's Bazar
The Orange Order is exploring the possibility of a contingency plan for the 12th of July parade in north Belfast.
One Direction announce a 2014 worldwide stadium tour three years into their career.
A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.
Three Indian cricketers have been arrested over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the country's cricket board says.
Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, says a new study by the Institute of Economic Affairs, a think tank.
The Welsh government changes its mind over the route a controversial bypass in Gwynedd will take, which will save about £10m.
Nearly a quarter of a million children in England and Wales are caring for a relative, new statistics just released show.
A new report finds that less than six per cent of TV presenters in the UK aged over 50 are women.
Campaigners in Chad welcome the arrest of Mahamat Djibrine, former President Hissene Habre's police chief, who is accused of torturing and killing opposition activists.
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 16 May
A man is taken to hospital after a tanker overturns on the B979 near Parkhead in Aberdeenshire on Thursday morning.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio threatens to reduce his players' holidays should they not perform "with dignity" against Tottenham.
A contemporary art sale at Christie's in New York makes $495 million (£325m), the highest total in auction history.
The SNP government has received legal advice on an independent Scotland's membership of the EU, but it has refused to reveal what it says.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won its case in the High Court, where it had been accused of illegally letting investment bank Goldman Sachs off part of its tax bill.
The 40 Commando Royal Marines have marched through their hometown of Taunton in Somerset, to mark their return from their final deployment in Afghanistan.