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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.
Grassroots Conservatives attack David Cameron's support for gay marriage, saying it has made winning the next election "virtually impossible".
Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in the US state of Virginia, officials say.
Nervous times in the Dutch quake zone
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.
The jailed Somali pirates sharing an island with millionaires
The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
The singers who brought colour to the 58th Eurovision Song Contest
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.
Genevieve Hassan reports from behind the scenes in Malmo
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.
No 10 denies that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments reported in several papers describing Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government.