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At least three people are injured when two rockets hit southern Beirut, targeting a district controlled by the Hezbollah organisation.
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Three men are arrested in south-east London in connection with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby near Woolwich barracks on Wednesday.
French police are hunting a man who attacked a soldier on patrol with two colleagues in the La Defense business district of Paris on Saturday evening.
What's thought to be one of the last remaining original Apple computers, made in a family garage in California, has sold for a record price at auction in Germany.
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Thousands of runners complete the final mile of Boston Marathon, five weeks after they were forced to abandon the race after two bombs exploded.
Carl Froch retains his world IBF super-middleweight title as he claims a thrilling points win against Mikkel Kessler.
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Hundreds of professional clowns celebrate Clown Day in the Peruvian capital, Lima
Robbie Rogers returns to football by signing for MLS side LA Galaxy, three months after announcing he is gay.
People in Italy are set to vote in mayoral elections in 565 municipalities, with attention focused on who will win in the capital, Rome.
French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack after a soldier was killed in London on Wednesday.
Arjen Robben scores a dramatic late winner as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.
Brazil says it will cancel or restructure almost $900m (£600m) worth of debt owed by African countries, to boost economic ties with the continent.
David Cameron is to set up a taskforce to "look again" at the government's strategy for dealing with extremism and radicalisation in the wake of the killing of a soldier in Woolwich.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group promises victory in Syria where his supporters are backing President al-Assad, amid an upsurge in fighting there.