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Syria town under heavy army shelling Rebel positions in Qusair in western Syria come under heavy shelling as government troops step up their offensive to recapture the strategic town.
Pakistan bus fire kills 16 children At least 16 children and a teacher are killed in a fire on their school bus in the eastern Pakistan of Gujrat, police say.
Murder sparks anti-Muslim backlash There has been a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents since the murder of a British soldier in London, an inter-faith charity says.
'Black widow' bombing in Russia A suicide bomber has blown herself up close to an interior ministry building in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say.
French army in major Mali pullout France begins a key stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out of the north.
'Mafia martyr' Puglisi beatified More than 50,000 people attend the beatification in Sicily of Don Giuseppe Puglisi, a Roman Catholic priest murdered by the mafia in 1993.
Swedish riots spread beyond capital Cars and buildings are torched for a sixth night in Stockholm despite extra police being deployed, as rioting spreads to at least two other towns.
Deaths in Philippines militant clash Seven marines and at least four militants are killed as troops tackle Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, the military says.
Dancer 'lied' in Berlusconi sex case A dancer alleged to have had paid sex as a minor with Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi tells a court she lied to investigators in 2010.
Africa marks 'great leap forward' Ethiopia's prime minister opens a ceremony of Africa's 54 leaders celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity.
Author investigated for 'clown' jibe Portuguese author and journalist Miguel Sousa Tavares is being investigated for calling President Anibal Cavaco Silva "a clown" in an interview.
Police probe fatal tiger attack A woman attacked by a tiger at the Cumbria wildlife park where she worked dies of her injuries.
Lantern record sought in Philippines Thousands of paper lanterns light up the night sky in the Philippines in an attempt to set a new world record.
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VIDEO: Zoo worker dies after tiger attack A zoo keeper has died after being attacked by a Sumatran tiger in the big cat enclosure at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria.
VIDEO: Cheese-maker warned over hill roll The woman who has supplied the wheel of cheese for Gloucester's famous annual cheese-rolling event has been told by police she may be liable for legal action.
VIDEO: Opera singer proposes on stage An opera singer gets down on bended knee in front of 700 audience members to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
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VIDEO: Police 'clean up' Mafia stronghold The area of Scampia outside Naples, has the infamous reputation of being one of the biggest drug-trafficking sites in Europe.
VIDEO: Stockholm cars and schools targeted A fifth night of violence and rioting in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, has seen a police station attacked and two schools and at least nine cars set alight.
VIDEO: The Queen and her passion for horses A one-off BBC documentary presented by Clare Balding charts the Queen's enduring relationship with horses and an astonishing 65-year career as one of Britain's leading breeders.
VIDEO: Chinese farmer creates 'bionic arms' A Chinese farmer who lost his hands in an accident is turning his misfortune into a family business with home-made 'bionic arms' that he now sells to other amputees.
Germany reports sluggish growth Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
News Corp to split in two on 28 June News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
Faltering Facebook phone is delayed Social networking giant postpones the launch of its "Facebook phone" after negative feedback and disappointing sales.
Amazon reveals fan fiction platform Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
Lesbian drama is Cannes favourite An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
British hopefuls up for US TV awards Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
Cockroaches evolving to evade traps Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
Genetics of white tigers pinpointed Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
Neuron growth 'cuts memory space' The reason we struggle to recall memories from our early childhood is down to high levels of neuron production during the first years of life, say Canadian researchers.
Some statins 'raise diabetes risk' Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.
Klopp relishing 'perfect' occasion As Borussia Dortmund face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, Jurgen Klopp predicts a "special" occasion.
Rosberg top at crash-heavy Monaco Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg sets a scintillating pace in an incident-packed final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix.
The uneven charm of Rome's cobblestones Alan Johnston reports on the stories behind the cobblestones in Italy's capital.
Dog years: The calculator It's often said that every human year equates to seven dog years, but this calculator does a more accurate job.
Nigeria Boko Haram camps 'destroyed' The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
China in first Swiss free-trade deal China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.
IMF chief Lagarde made key witness A French court does not place IMF head Christine Lagarde under investigation over a payout made when she was finance minister, making her a key witness instead.
Ecuador president starts third term Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, is sworn into office for an unprecedented third term in the capital, Quito.
'Poor response' to Iraq abuse claims The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
US bridge collapse 'caused by lorry' The collapse of a road bridge over a river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversized lorry's crash, say officials.
Warnings over flagship projects More than 30 of the coalition's flagship schemes, including the West Coast Main Line scheme, are at serious risk of failure, a government report warns.
Battle of the Atlantic commemorated The 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic is commemorated in Liverpool.
Explosion was a 'viable pipe bomb' A security alert in south Belfast on Friday night was a viable pipe bomb which had partially exploded, police say.
Sex charges after China extradition A man is charged with child sex offences after he was arrested at Heathrow Airport.
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