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The Afghan government will not take part in peace talks with the Taliban unless the process is "Afghan-led", President Hamid Karzai announces.
A rodent that never gets cancer could hold the key to preventing or treating malignant tumours, say scientists.
Conservationists fear a colony of endangered sea birds on the North East coast could be wiped out after eggs from breeding pairs are stolen.
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to jail in Italy for one year and eight months for tax evasion
Royal Mail workers vote strongly against the government's proposals to privatise the postal group.
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are sentenced to jail in Italy for tax evasion but have appealed against the verdict.
England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval.
Hearts' administrators say they are aware of the need to find a resolution to the club's problems so close to the new season.
Nine drug companies are fined for delaying cheaper generic drugs coming to market.
A hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainee tells of the 'ordeal' of force-feeding, as doctors call for inmates to get independent medical care.
At least 15 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Chief Constable Matt Baggott has said the G8 summit in Fermanagh was "the most peaceful and secure" in history.
David Cameron has told MPs that the government must reserve the right to arm rebels in Syria without having to hold a Commons vote.
The first cycling tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo starts, but cyclists will not be riding to the volatile east of the vast country.
Slim Whitman, the American country singer known for his yodelling abilities has died at the age of 90.
More details have been released about plans for the birth of the royal baby.
Four in 10 indigenous Canadian children live in poverty, more than twice the national rate, finds a study that urges an increase in social services.
Bereaved parents who did not receive the ashes of their dead babies take their fight for a public inquiry to the Scottish Parliament.
A teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl and taking her to France could be considered a "paedophile" who "groomed" the pupil, prosecutors say.