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A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
A call centre firm announces 300 new jobs at its site in Cardiff.
More than 150 years after the first Welsh settlers landed in Argentina, a firefighter from Conwy county helps end the mystery of one of the first arrivals in Patagonia.
Tom Poynton on returning to cricket one year after the car crash that killed his father and nearly ended his career.
More than 23 million vehicles were sold in China last year, but as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.
South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign after facing accusations of accepting bribes.
A stage musical adaptation of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016.
A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says.
Phil Rudd, drummer with Australian hard rock group AC/DC, unexpectedly pleads guilty at a New Zealand court to making threats to kill.
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The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say.
The missile deal between Russia and Iran may mark a renewed effort by Moscow to bolster its profile in the Middle East, says Jonathan Marcus.
The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War may not publish its long-awaited report this year, BBC Newsnight has learned.
A Christian health worker claims the NHS made her look "a bit crazy" by disciplining her for allegedly trying to convert a Muslim colleague.
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