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The Conservative leadership is "running scared" of its backbenchers on the issue of Europe, former Tory cabinet minister Lord Howe says.
British explorer Daniel Hughes has reached the summit of Mount Everest in an attempt to raise £1m for the charity Comic Relief.
Nigeria's army vows to continue its offensive against militants in the north-east "as long as it takes", as a 24-hour curfew is imposed in Maiduguri.
Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, is shot dead in the city of Karachi.
Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, are remanded in custody in Mexico.
Thousands of protesters have marched through Rome in a demonstration against Italy's recently-elected coalition government.
France's president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in a small town in the US state of Virginia, officials say.
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Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.
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Police in the Serbian capital Belgrade make 104 arrests as rival fans of the city's Partizan and Red Star teams clash at a match.
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova will travel to New York on Monday for "pioneering treatment" as he continues his cancer battle.
An emotional David Beckham leaves the pitch in tears as he completes the final home match of his career.
Alexei Balabanov, the Russian director whose cult films caught the wildness of Russia's early post-Soviet years, dies at the age of 54.
Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government.
The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence.
The outgoing Bank of England governor warns a government plan to boost the housing market with part-mortgage guarantees has no long-term place.
Jonny Wilkinson kicks 11 points to help Toulon come from behind and secure the Heineken Cup at the expense of Clermont Auvergne.
A debate by Afghan MPs about beefing up a law to prevent violence against women has been halted amid angry scenes.
England lose four late wickets as they close day three of the first Test at Lord's on 180-6, leading New Zealand by 205.
Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort.
A British child who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt is named as five-year-old Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill, south London.
Fresh outbreaks of violence in Iraq have left at least eight people dead, police say, hours after the worst day of sectarian violence in the country for months.
A Boeing 737 plane carrying about 140 people catches fire upon landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
Deadly storms are sweeping across southern China, killing more than 50 people and leaving 14 missing
A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.
More than 60 people were injured, at least two critically, after a head-on collision between two commuter trains near New York, officials say.
The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection.
Opening batsman David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account.
The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped.
There have been violent scenes in the Spanish capital after Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup Final.
Flooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces leave more than 50 people dead and 14 missing, officials say.
A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman's mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia.
More than $1m (£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
Dawood Azami on why Afghans are wary of Pakistan's PM-elect
OJ Simpson's former lawyer rebuts claims by his former client he botched his defence in an armed robbery case.
The US chides Russia for what it calls an "unfortunate decision" to send missiles to the Syrian government, saying it will prolong the suffering.
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Tunisia bans the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia from holding a meeting in the city of Kairouan, raising fears of possible violence.
Argentina's former military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has died aged 87 while serving a sentence for crimes against humanity, including torture.
At least 20 people are killed when a mine collapses in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says.
Singer George Michael is airlifted to hospital with a head injury following a crash on the M1.
Revelations that Costa Rica's president used a jet belonging to a Colombian with alleged links to drug trafficking have led to three resignations.
Turkish bond yields have hit new lows as investors greeted Moody's increase in the country's credit rating to investment grade.
US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is made an honorary member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Car sales across Europe rose in April for the first time in 18 months, helped by strong demand in the UK and by the early Easter break.
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