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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.
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.
Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised
Can young Afghans make their vote count?
Shares in Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest mobile phone chipmakers, fall 5% in after-hours trading as it issues a weaker than expected growth outlook.
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Can Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal last?
Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps says he is coming out of retirement because of concerns over his weight.
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is surprised by Real Madrid's cautious approach in their 1-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg win.
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.
Karim Benzema's goal gives Real Madrid the advantage as holders Bayern Munich lose semi-final first leg in Spain.
Is Shinzo Abe fanning nationalist flames?
NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.
Troubled online game-maker Zynga reports a loss of $61m, as founder Mark Pincus steps down as chief product officer.
Survivors recall Rana Plaza disaster one year on
Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.