The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Conrado 'Connie' Marrero, has died in at home in Havana aged 102.
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.
Scotland needs more local councils with a greater range of powers relevant to its area in order to fully represent constituents, a new report says.
Skills shortages are threatening the pace of recovery of Scotland's construction industry, according to a survey.
The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.
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Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.
The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.
A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps says he is coming out of retirement because of concerns over his weight.
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