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India's Supreme Court lifts a ban on iron ore mining in the western state of Goa, but caps extraction at 20m tonnes a year.
A Detroit judge says four men accused over a mob beating of a driver who hit a young child will stand trial for attempted murder.
A public commemoration of Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has taken place in Mexico City.
British journalist stands for election in Estonia
The 16-year-old boy who flew in a wheel well of a plane from California to Hawaii appeared to defy the odds.
Autistic people have historically struggled to find and keep jobs, but with as many as one in 68 American children being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The Specialists Guild, a non-profit group in San Francisco, is working to prepare people with autism for jobs in the technology industry.
Ten strange things on China's biggest online marketplace
Alan Johnston has been exploring a corner of Rome that always lies just a little beyond the world of Catholicism.
As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort."
Making work about more than just a salary
Oklahoma's highest court delays the execution of two murderers who challenged state secrecy over the drugs used to kill death row inmates.
The wind energy sector blowing hot and cold
A man accused of robbery and assault is shot and killed in a Salt Lake City courthouse after he lunged at a witness giving evidence.
The US State Department releases photos that it says shows Russian soldiers among the militants holding official buildings in eastern Ukraine.
Internet streaming video service Netflix reports profits of $53m during the first quarter, and says it will soon increase subscription prices.
The Boy Scouts of America revokes the charter of a scouting group at a church in the US state of Washington after learning its leader is gay.
The Syrian government's plan to hold a presidential election on 3 June is a "parody of democracy" that could torpedo peace efforts, Western powers warn.
US senator Richard Blumenthal has had a close call with a train during a news conference on rail safety.
Religious groups back Prime Minister David Cameron's assertion that Britain is "a Christian country".