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For the first time in decades, Cuba has a leader who is not a Castro - but don't expect big changes.
- Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour
The ex-FBI chief tells the BBC the US is becoming "numb" to the president's "impulsive behaviour".
- Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.
- Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev 'helped create Novichok'
Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.
- David Copperfield forced to reveal magic trick in court
The American magician was ordered to reveal his trick in a court battle with an injured participant.
- Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by taking baby to work
Ten-day-old Maile's debut on the august chamber floor comes a day after senators quashed a baby ban.
- Swaziland king changes country's name
King Mswati III declares a name change at events celebrating independence and his 50th birthday.
- UK temperatures top 29C in hottest April day since 1949
Temperatures have hit 29.1C in London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years.
- Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list
Actress Millie Bobby Brown is the youngest person ever named in Time's most influential people list.
- Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed
No criminal charges will be filed over the death of US singer Prince in April 2016, prosecutors say.
- Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to prior accident
Mid-air explosion that blew out a window was similar to a 2016 incident on a Southwest Airlines jet.
- Iran arrests official after youths dance at shopping centre concert
The head of Mashhad's Islamic guidance department had authorised a concert at a shopping centre.
- India video reunites man with family after 40 years
A former Indian soldier who disappeared in 1978 finds his family after they spot him on YouTube.
- Commonwealth meeting: Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her
She tells leaders it is her "sincere wish" for Prince Charles to be the next head of the Commonwealth.
- Boracay: Paradise islanders fear tourist shutdown
These Philippine islanders fear a six month tourist ban will destroy their livelihoods.
- Southwest Airlines emergency sparks on-board safety warnings
Airline staff take to social media to complain about passengers ignoring their advice.
- What's the first film to be shown in Saudi Arabian cinemas?
For the first time in 35 years, Saudis are allowed to go to the cinema.
- No, the BBC is not reporting the end of the world
Concerned WhatsApp users have been sharing a video reporting the start of nuclear war. It's not real.
- Frozen star misses Broadway show: 'Even Disney princesses get terrified'
Patti Murin, star of Broadway's Frozen, is applauded for opening up about her mental health.
- The music legend who drives a taxi
This Washington taxi driver has a big secret - he is a musical star who composes in his car.
- The young Holocaust survivor interviewed by the BBC in 1945
Hetty Verolme returns to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she spoke to the BBC in April 1945.
- The battle over Colombia's coca fields
Despite the 2016 peace deal, the country's cocaine trade is still flourishing.
- What happens if you ban plastic?
Maharashtra in India has imposed a wide-ranging ban on plastic. How does that affect producers?
- The holiday village run by spies
An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.
- A beginner's guide to negotiating with Kim Jong-un
Experts explain how Donald Trump might avoid diplomatic gaffes and forge peace with North Korea.