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Constable's masterpiece Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows is bought by the Tate for a "bargain" £23.1m.
A number of people are wounded in bomb attacks in north-western Niger on a military camp and a French-run uranium mine, officials say.
A man killed in south-east London was a soldier in the British army and his family have been informed, senior Whitehall sources have confirmed.
A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
The Solar Impulse plane sets a new record for distance flown by a solar-powered craft as it completes the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
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Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
Installation is under way of an expanded monitoring system for Iceland's volcanoes, which it is hoped will give the world more warning of the next big eruption.
A Malaysian student is charged with sedition after calling for street protests against alleged fraud in the 5 May polls.
US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011.
Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south west Pakistan, officials say.
The theft of US intellectual property is "unprecedented" and costing billions, a US report says, pointing to China as the main culprit.
The Delhi police chief says at least three more cricketers are being watched for their role in alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Portugal's African community feels the pain of economic crisis
Hong Kong, one of the most highly populated islands in the world, launches a trial run of a fleet of electric taxis in a bid to tackle its serious pollution problems.
An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
With North Korea firing short-range rockets off its eastern coast this week, the prospect of formal talks on the Korean peninsula still seems some way off.
The funeral of the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is due to take place on Thursday in his home town of Ogidi in the east of the country.