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A first contingent of US troops arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
A judge in Miami-Dade County grants a request from Bieber's lawyers to postpone the case until July.
South Korea's economy grows more than forecast in the first quarter, helped by a jump in construction and exports.
Striker Shola Ameobi defends Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and says the squad must be strengthened this summer.
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Hamburg's experience versus Marseille's ahead of EU polls
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.
Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised
Can young Afghans make their vote count?
Shares in Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest mobile phone chipmakers, fall 5% in after-hours trading as it issues a weaker than expected growth outlook.
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Can Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal last?
Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches