UK economy 'to grow 0.1% in 2012' :: The British Chambers of Commerce slashes its forecast for economic growth this year, to just 0.1%, and calls for more action to help businesses.
Egypt's state of emergency ends :: Egypt's state of emergency, which gave extensive powers to the authorities to detain suspects, has expired after 31 years in force.
A universal plug socket... at last? :: One socket for all, cries the BBC's own plug revolutionary
Military options :: Diplomacy remains the favored option as the U.S. grapples with how best to deal with Syria, but the U.S. military has drawn up plans to use if diplomacy fails.
Justin Bieber suffers concussion in Paris :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-Hu_9W-TnnM/entertainment-us-justinbieber-concussion-idUSBRE85000620120601
Why regime is killing babies :: Following a massacre in the Syrian town of Houla that killed more than 100, Frida Ghitis argues that the Assad regime is using a campaign of terror to maintain power.
Is the end in sight for bucket-sized sodas? :: The mayor of New York City has proposed banning sales of large sodas. Does this herald the end of bucket-sized soft drinks?
Golf: Tiger in the hunt after opening 70 :: Tiger Woods carded a two-under-par opening round of 70 at the Memorial Tournament on Thursday to sit within striking distance of the early leaders.
New York seeks to ban big sodas :: New York City officials are proposing banning the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and food carts.
VIDEO: 1952-2012: The changing face of the Queen :: The changing faces of the Queen during her time on the throne
Quiz of the week's news :: What is the national average price for a pint of beer?
Persecutors or persecuted? :: Are birds of prey being unfairly persecuted?
UK butterflies continue decline :: The population of UK butterflies is continuing its downward trend, according to a nationwide survey of the countryside.
Seattle shooting "hero" threw stools at gunman: police :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/GpaMtOGhmsE/us-usa-shooting-seattle-idUSBRE85002M20120601
Report hits Apple's China suppliers :: The biggest manufacturer of iconic Apple products including the iPhone and the iPad has again come under fire for the alleged treatment of its workers -- this time by a Hong Kong-based rights group.
Tide turns towards undersea energy :: A 30-meter- turbine anchored to the seafloor off the Scottish coast is proving that tidal farms are a turn closer to being a viable renewable energy source.
Argentina: Drugs end for 'miracle' baby :: Doctors have withdrawn medications and begun palliative care for a premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator in Argentina, state media reported.
Legal battle over Twitter subpoena heats up :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/SL62WoHxbx8/usa-twitter-subpoena-idINDEE85001K20120601
VIDEO: Volcano threatens millions in Mexico :: Popocatepetl sits roughly halfway between Mexico City and the city of Puebla, meaning some 25 million people live within a 60-mile radius of the volcano.
Analysis: RIM's new woes seen speeding loss of BlackBerry users :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/K6L8UKdQ5Xc/us-rim-customers-idUSBRE85006F20120601
Suu Kyi warns on Burma 'optimism' :: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warns against ''reckless optimism'' over reforms in her first major foreign speech in more than 20 years.
US court battle over lethal drugs :: A US government agency goes to court to secure supplies of a drug used in lethal injections, which have dwindled since an importation ban.
Venezuela bans private gun owners :: Venezuela brings in a new law banning the commercial sale of guns and ammunition, in an attempt to control worsening crime rates.
In India, some farmers take banks for a ride :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/orYSVtAmaig/india-farm-loans-idINDEE84U0KA20120601
China slowdown worsens amid signs U.S. losing steam :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/rvstk435eN4/us-global-economy-idUSBRE85008R20120601
Maybe tops Oaks hopes for O'Brien :: Maybe is one of six fillies for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien as a field of 14 is declared for the Oaks at Epsom on Friday.
The Chopper: 'Every child's dream' :: Iconic 70s bike the Raleigh Chopper remembered
Ex-Senator Edwards acquitted on campaign finance charge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/84Gc8JmHlRs/us-usa-court-edwards-idUSBRE84T1KA20120601
NHS 'too quick to resuscitate' :: Frail elderly patients are suffering "undignified and distressing" deaths because hospitals wrongly try to resuscitate them, a watchdog says.
VIDEO: Israel to begin migrant deportation :: In recent weeks, African migrants have become the target of violent attacks by people in Israel, who blame them for a rise in crime and anti-social behaviour.