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Snouting around with pigs called Hameron, Swiliband, Forage and Pork Clegg as they race to Number Ten.
Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel Weisz and Sir Michael Caine are among those with films competing at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Islamic State militants step up their assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching suicide bomb attacks on a government compound.
A police officer in Inverness is photographed carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.
South Korea plans to raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry from the sea bed. Can it be done? And how difficult would the salvage operation be?
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to an improvement in trading activity at its investment banking arm.
A Russian submarine may have been responsible for almost capsizing a UK fishing trawler in the Irish Sea, a UK fishing organisation says.
A group of Indian technology and internet firms pull out of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, fearing it threatens "net neutrality".
Leading pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna, shot dead in Ukrainian capital Kiev, officials say.
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.
Almost £2.5m of donations to political parties were registered in the first week of the official election campaign, new figures show.
Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.
Boeing has shown off its 'space bins' that can hold 50% more luggage than existing designs.
Supermarket giant Morrisons is to axe 720 jobs at its head office in Bradford.
The Northern Ireland construction industry had its best performance in almost two years in the last quarter of 2014, according to official figures.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
If Greece defaults on its debts, as seems likely, what does that mean for it, for the rest of the eurozone and for our general election?
A 53-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of terror acts in connection with the death of a Syrian-born preacher living in London.
Anglesey poultry plant staff vote to reject changes to their working conditions in a move which would have saved 50 colleagues' jobs.
A SpaceX rocket crashes into a floating ocean platform, after hitting it too hard following an attempted landing.