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Mo Asumang is the daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother. In her new film The Aryans she confronts racists in Germany and the US.
Women having a straightforward pregnancy "should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit", official advice for England and Wales says.
A team of US graduate students have developed a dog feeder which they believe can make pets smarter.
The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.
A businessman vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a US House seat dies suddenly in a fall.
Charlie Austin scores twice as QPR come from behind to defeat Wigan after extra-time and reach the Championship play-off final.
At least 17 people died and 200 were rescued when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say.
US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.
FGM still prevalent in Egypt, despite deadly risks
Canada faces a "crisis" over the living conditions of its aboriginal residents, the UN special rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples says.
Rio Ferdinand is to leave Manchester United in the summer after the defender is not offered a new contract.
US twin sisters, who were born holding hands, are breathing on their own after being removed from a ventilator, their mother has said.
A Ukrainian separatist leader wants Russia to "absorb" Donetsk region after a self-rule referendum that Kiev and the EU condemned as illegal.
A number of exit polls are suggesting that Narendra Modi, the leader of India's main opposition BJP, is on course to win the general election.
US health officials confirmed a second case in the country of Mers, a virus that has killed at least 145 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia.
President Obama says he has been impressed with progress in Uruguay, especially on human rights, since President Jose Mujica took office in 2010.
Great Britain's double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A Boko Haram video purports to show dozens of abducted Nigerian girls, as the government rejects an offer to swap them for imprisoned militants.