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UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday.
Indians are due to begin voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
Nicholas Jacobs, the man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in 1985, says he would feel "angry and disappointed" if he was a member of the police officer's family.
A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.
Manchester City drop points in the title race but they recover from a goal down to salvage a late draw with Sunderland.
Virgin Media has apologised after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.
A 19-year-old Canadian is charged with hacking the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest over the Heartbleed security breach.
A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
A US federal judge overthrows a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.
Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.
Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea.
The public hanging stopped at the last minute
The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.
Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.
The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.
Manchester United target Toni Kroos will remain with Bayern Munich "until at least 2015", according to his agent.