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Thousands of Iranians take to the streets of Tehran to celebrate the election of Hassan Rouhani as their new president.
Hassan Rouhani calls his election as Iran's president a "victory of moderation over extremism" as Western nations vow to work with him.
Protesters have clashed with Turkish police in Istanbul, after riot squads used tear gas and water cannon to eject demonstrators from Gezi Park.
A Bahraini political activist is freed in the United Arab Emirates nearly two months after being arrested amid official silence.
Protesters clash with Turkish police in a night of widespread unrest that erupted when riot officers ejected demonstrators from Istanbul's Gezi Park.
Mourning is declared in the Pakistani city of Quetta after 25 people are killed by gunmen attacking female students and a hospital treating them.
Fewer than 1% of fathers are taking advantage of additional paternity leave - which allows them up to 26 weeks off work - figures suggest.
The Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, has announced that Cairo is cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria.
Turkish riot police clear a park in the centre of Istanbul which has been occupied for more than two weeks by anti-government protesters.
Phil Mickelson will hope to end his US Open heartache as he takes a one-shot lead into the final round at Merion.
Qatar's rulers signal that change is in the wind
Why the US favours whole-life sentences
The Indian village where spirit possession is a big issue
Pope Francis takes his first major step towards reforming to the troubled Vatican bank, naming a trusted prelate to oversee its management.
Israel's extreme bat and ball beach craze
Former Wales wing Shane Williams is named in the British and Irish Lions team for Tuesday's game against the Brumbies in Canberra.
Thousands of Iranians take to the streets of the capital, Tehran, to celebrate the election of Hassan Rouhani as their new president.
Jose Mourinho says he "knew months ago" of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement plans but was always intent on Chelsea.
The US says it will leave Patriot missiles and F-16 jets in Jordan, amid Russia warnings against imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.
Marland Yarde scores two tries on a dazzling Test debut as England romp to a historic clean sweep against Argentina.