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Imran Khan's party wins its first National Assembly seat in the Pakistani city of Karachi after a partial re-run of voting, unofficial results show.
The government reaches agreement with Labour which will allow its bill to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales to proceed in Parliament.
The government of Venezuela is trying to import 50 million rolls of toilet paper before supermarket shelves run out of stock.
Paul Mosley, jailed for the manslaughter of six children in a house fire, is to appeal against the length of his jail term, his solicitor confirms.
Russian counter-terrorism agents have raided a group planning an attack in Moscow killing two suspects, officials say.
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The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
A man shoots four people dead in a bank in southern Israel before turning the gun on himself, reportedly after a dispute over an overdraft.
At least two people die and 21 others are injured in a series of tornadoes that tore through the US state of Oklahoma.
More than 60 people are killed and many more wounded by car bombs in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Basra and Samarra, police and medical officials say.
Ugandan police raid the offices of at least two newspapers following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him and people opposed to the plan could be killed.
Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says India and China must "improve mechanisms" to settle a long-running border dispute, pledging his commitment to "peace and tranquility".
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng tells the BBC he thinks Washington should do more to protect his relatives, a year after he fled China for the US.
Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder.
Two Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region.
The new England kit is revealed and is set to be worn for the first time in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
Radical cleric Abu Qatada is refused bail by an immigration tribunal in his latest bid for freedom.
Yahoo agrees a deal to buy New York-based blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn (£723m) in a deal that will value founder David Karp's stake at $275m.
The family of Chen Guangcheng are 'paying for his activism' back home according to the Chinese dissident