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Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US, but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
Manchester United's six-game winning run ends as Aston Villa survive with 10 men to hold on for a draw at Villa Park.
Scots-born comedian Craig Ferguson hosts his last edition of US talk show The Late Late Show after a run of 10 years.
Alex Salmond calls for England to hold a "peasants' revolt type referendum" on its own constitutional future.
Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirms his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing.
Saudi security forces kill four militants in a raid in Awamiya, in a province with a restive Shia population, the interior ministry says.
The US authorities send four Guantanamo detainees back to Afghanistan, the Pentagon says.
David Silva scores twice as Manchester City join Chelsea at the top of the table with victory over Crystal Palace.
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
Pakistan army kills five militants in northwest as security is tightened against possible Taliban reprisals for prisoner executions, officials say.
The singer surprises fans by releasing six tracks from her new album early after songs were leaked online.
North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
The most desirable place to live in the UK is named as Hart in Hampshire where residents are found to be the healthiest and live the longest.
Fast bowler Dale Steyn claims 6-34 to help South Africa beat West Indies by an innings and 220 runs in the first Test.
Mike Bushell joins a group of social runners in the woods.
Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese rule, reaffirming it is part of "one China".
Facebook users solve the mystery of a lost memory card in under an hour after an appeal is posted by a police force.
Australia win the second Test against India by four wickets in Brisbane to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead.