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President Obama is under pressure to perfect his Japanese etiquette during his official tour of the country.
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
How a cult comic character inspired a major new film
Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.
Every year hundreds of Mexican men die as they attempt to cross into the US, leaving their families with a terrible uncertainty
Can Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal last? asks Yolande Knell
A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.
Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches
Can energy grids cope with higher demand and volatile supply
A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.