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Youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers are being blamed for riots sweeping the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
Malaysian police arrest three prominent opposition figures, including Keadilan party vice-president Tian Chua, and charge a student with sedition.
A mistake by a crane operator causes a 10-hour blackout over about a third of Vietnam and parts of neighbouring Cambodia, officials say.
A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
Saudi Arabia's construction industry is booming but while smart Dubai-style units are springing up in big cities, the country is still facing a growing housing crisis.
Georges Moustaki, the French singer and composer who wrote Edith Piaf's 1958 hit song, Milord, dies aged 79.
The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
Third favourite Telescope, co-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, is ruled out of the Epsom Derby with a sore left shin.
A chain of mobile phone stores aimed specifically at the Latino market is to be opened by singer and actress Jennifer Lopez
Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites.
US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009.
US President Barack Obama honours "living legend" Carole King as he presents her with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in first practice at the Monaco Grand Prix.
A Florida man who was shot and killed by Boston bombing investigators was about to confess to a 2011 triple murder before he died, FBI officials say.
Singer-songwriter Carole King has become the first female to win the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Chinese tourists are replacing South Koreans in a resort which once symbolised the reconciliation of the two Koreas.
Ten great villains modelled on Machiavelli
Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, one of Constable's "most important paintings", is bought by the Tate for a "bargain" £23.1m.