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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses.
Rioters light fires and stone emergency services in the suburbs of the Swedish capital Stockholm for the third night running after a police shooting death.
Striker Carlton Cole will leave West Ham United this summer after the club decided not to renew his contract.
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Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which trades commodities, is being probed by the police and market regulators over alleged financial irregularities.
Sergio Garcia apologises for making what could be interpreted as a racist remark about world number one Tiger Woods.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg promise that the coalition will continue up until polling day in the 2015 general election.
The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought.
Japan's parliament votes to adopt an international treaty on child abductions and cross-border child custody disputes, after years of pressure from Western countries.
Seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the Sinai peninsula last week have been freed, officials say.
Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential poll.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology.
Trevor Bolder, the bassist in David Bowie's legendary 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars, dies from cancer at the age of 62.
A stocktake of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years - and one in 10 could end up disappearing.
A row has erupted between Russia and Azerbaijan over the Eurovision song contest, with the Russian foreign minister accusing the Azeris of vote-rigging.
Cuba is reopening some of its mothballed sugar mills to try to take advantage of rising sugar prices.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan is discharged from hospital two weeks after falling from a platform at an election campaign rally.
The family of a US man found hanged in Singapore withdraw from an inquiry into his death, saying they no longer have confidence in the system.
Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, insists he is innocent.