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Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
Rolls-Royce announces that some jobs will be lost at its plant in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, as part of global cutbacks.
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan withdraws from next week's China Open for unspecified health reasons.
Loaded Magazine, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.
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The government's £11bn scheme to roll out energy saving smart meters could be an "IT disaster", the Institute of Directors warns.
Five girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.
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A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.
Carl Froch will begin an acting career and has been taking tips from Hollywood names as he ponders his boxing return.
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.
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The High Court quashes the education minister's decision to shut the first Catholic school in Northern Ireland that was attempting a transformation to integrated status.
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence.
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
Al-Shabab militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after a car bomb explodes killing at least seven people.