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A far-right historian shoots himself dead inside the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in the French capital, police say, causing its evacuation.
Spain's Benat Intxausti wins stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as Vincenzo Nibali maintains overall control of the race.
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
Fighting between government and rebel forces continues in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with 19 people confirmed dead, a minister says.
Russia's foreign minister calls Azerbaijan's failure to award any Eurovision points to Russia "outrageous" and promises a response.
Georgian ex-Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili, a close ally of President Mikheil Saakashvili, has been detained and charged with corruption, prosecutors say.
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City by mutual consent following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee pulls out of his first TV project, because he needs "some rest", after spending more than four years making and promoting Life of Pi.
Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
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A Senate committee has accused Apple of using "a complex web of offshore entities" to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
Saudi Arabia has arrested 10 more suspects in what it says is a spy ring linked to Iran, state media report.
A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt is sold to a Chinese businessman for a world record price of 310,000 euros (£260,000; $400,000).
Singapore's DBS Group receives long-awaited regulatory approval to buy a 40% stake in Indonesia's Bank Danamon
Golf's ruling bodies announce that anchoring of putters will be banned from competition from January 2016.
A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
The head of the NHS in England Sir David Nicholson is stepping down from the post next year.
The brother of South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius, Carl, is acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a motorcyclist in 2008.
The head of the European Commission tells the European Parliament he will argue for EU-wide exchange of income data to battle tax evasion.
Manchester United earned a record £60.8m in Premier League television revenue this season on their way to their 20th English title.