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Mitt Romney certainly looked the part of president, but despite his success in business, he could never pull it off.
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
Ex-Premier League player David Ginola is out of the Fifa presidential election race after failing to secure nominations.
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
Detectives investigating money laundering and illegal gambling seize machines and cash worth more than £500,000 in Belfast and Lisburn.
A man accused of murdering a hotelier sent a text message to a friend saying he had killed a woman, a court is told.
Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident in Greater Manchester involving former footballer Roy Keane.
Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.
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Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
Chelsea are set to complete the £23.3m signing of Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella says.
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.