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Vietnam frees two high-profile political activists after the recent release of dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu, amid ongoing free trade talks with the US.
US retail sales saw their biggest gain in 18 months in March, official figures show, as the economy continues to gather strength.
At least 12 people die in forest fire sparked over the weekend in the hills around the Chilean city of Valparaiso.
US bank Citigroup announces it made profits of $3.9bn in the first three months of 2014, buoyed by narrowed losses on troubled assets.
Professional football player Aldon Smith of the San Francisco 49ers is arrested at the Los Angeles airport after making a bomb threat, police say.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met the families of people killed in the Christchurch earthquake of 2011.
A man who previously admitted to cannibalism is arrested again, this time on suspicion of cannibalising a young child, Pakistani police say.
Foreign amateur runners have been allowed to compete in a North Korean marathon for the first time in 30 years.
Critics say Baz Luhrmann's stage musical has failed to live up to the magic of his 1992 film, with the Sydney Morning Herald saying it "sparkles but falls short".
Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen announces a major recovery plan after net losses of 7.2bn euros in the past two years.
Crude oil prices rise in early Monday trading amid tensions in Ukraine, but fall again after Libyan protesters end their occupation of an oil port.
Guided tour of Jerusalem's holiest sites in two-and-a-half minutes.
Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner, admits there are doubts around him making Sky's team for this year's race.
Industrial output in the eurozone grows by 0.2% in February, driven by growth in "intermediate" goods, such as electronic components.
The Egyptian government is turning to its traditional rubbish collectors - the Zabaleen - to revolutionise Cario's waste disposal industry.
Sir Bruce Forsyth says criticism over his age was a factor in his decision to step down from Strictly Come Dancing.
MP Nigel Evans, cleared last week of rape and sexual assault charges, calls for an investigation into when prosecutors can pursue historical cases.
Tony award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies at the age of 70 at her home in California.
Manny Pacquiao is hoping to secure a long-awaited bout with Floyd Mayweather after winning the WBO welterweight title.
A quake hits the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, raising fears that a fault line beneath the capital may have been reactivated.