BBC World Service
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A British child who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt is named as five-year-old Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill, south London.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will this week sign a one-year contract to extend his Old Trafford career.
Bradford score three times in the opening half-hour as they beat Northampton at Wembley to win promotion to League One.
Fresh outbreaks of violence in Iraq have left at least eight people dead, police say, hours after the worst day of sectarian violence in the country for months.
A Boeing 737 plane carrying about 140 people catches fire upon landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
Marc Marquez clinches pole position after topping the qualifying session for Sunday's French MotoGP at Le Mans.
Serena Williams secures her place in the Italian Open final where she will seek to win her fourth consecutive title.
Deadly storms are sweeping across southern China, killing more than 50 people and leaving 14 missing
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticises City rivals over 'amazing' decision to sack boss Roberto Mancini.
A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.
The US warns Nigeria's army against human rights violations as it pursues a campaign against Islamist militants in the north-east.
The Swedish city of Malmo is gearing up to host the Eurovision Song Contest final with 26 countries set to perform for millions of TV viewers.
More than 60 people were injured, at least two critically, after a head-on collision between two commuter trains near New York, officials say.
The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection.
North Korea has fired three short-range missiles as part of an apparent routine test-launch, South Korea says.
David Beckham's advisors hold talks with US Major League Soccer over the former England captain buying a franchise.
Opening batsman David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account.
The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped.
There have been violent scenes in the Spanish capital after Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup Final.
President Francois Hollande signs into law a controversial bill making France the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.