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Preventing the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich would have been "incredibly hard", MI6's former head of counter-terrorism says.
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Three people have been rescued after part of a road bridge collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington, officials say.
Riots highlight Sweden's inequalities
Fresh tussle over legacy of Guatemala's civil war
The former military leader of Guatemala, Efrain Rios Montt, scored a victory this week in the long-running genocide case against him.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Burma for economic talks - in the first visit by a Japanese PM since 1977.
Rioters have set alight two schools and a police station in the suburbs of Stockholm, as violence flared for the fifth night in a row.
President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.
US forecasters predict an "active or extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season of seven to 11 hurricanes, up from the average of six.
Shares in Asia have recovered some of the steep falls suffered on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei index rising 3%.
Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 20 people dead, officials say.
Recovery efforts in an Oklahoma city hit by a huge tornado are hampered by thunderstorms, as the first victim's funeral is held.
The Boy Scouts of America organisation votes to accept openly gay scouts, after a divisive campaign pitting liberals against some religious groups.
A necklace reportedly worth 1.9m euros (£1.6m) has been stolen during the Cannes film festival, in the second such theft to hit this year's event.
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Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
India cricket fans distraught over IPL fixing claims
Muslim leaders take trip to Nazi concentration camps
The search for continental unity, 50 years on