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Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi appoints Islamist allies as regional governors, tightening the Muslim Brotherhood's grip on power.
The women's university at the centre of Saturday's deadly twin attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta is shut down until further notice.
Paddy Power wins its appeal over an east London council's refusal to allow it to open a betting shop in East Ham.
A British man survives a 15th floor fall in New Zealand after trying to lower himself from a neighbour's balcony to his flat, local media report.
George Lucas wins first Emmy award for his animated series Clone Wars at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood.
Google has announced a plan to do more to tackle online images depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Two major union federations in Turkey call a one-day strike to protest against the police crackdown on anti-government demonstrations, following the clearing of Gezi Park on Saturday.
The wife of Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, thanks the thousands of people who have wished him well during his latest stay in hospital.
Film director Martin Scorsese and artist David Hockney are to be honoured by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
A 38 million euro tramway built to link a Spanish coastal town with a nearby beach resort is being packed up and sent to Australia.
Superman movie Man of Steel soars to the top of the North American box office, making $113m (£71.9m) in its opening weekend.
Hundreds of protesters in Brazil have clashed with riot police near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana football stadium.
Two-time major winner Tony Jacklin tips Justin Rose for more success after the Englishman's triumph at the US Open.
Mourning is taking place in Pakistan's Swabi district after two polio workers were shot dead by suspected militants on Sunday.
The biggest aerospace event of the year takes off in Paris this week with the two sectors that make up the industry in different moods.
The leaders of the G8 nations are set to begin a summit in Northern Ireland, with Syria's crisis likely to dominate.
British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts is rated "a grave doubt" for Saturday's first Test against Australia.
More than 30 "run-down and poorly-located" prisons should be replaced by 12 "super-jails" each with thousands of inmates, a report says.
Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng links his departure from New York University to "unrelenting pressure" from Beijing, claims NYU denies.
A Washington lawyer is set to become the diplomatic envoy charged with overseeing the closure of the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay.