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Newcastle confirm former manager Joe Kinnear is appointed as their new director of football.
The president of the Ethiopia FA, Sahilu Gebremariam, admits his side fielded an ineligible player in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.
The International Criminal Court rules Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto only needs to be "physically present" at key sessions of his trial.
Chancellor George Osborne unveils plans to stop businesses hiding their profits from the tax authorities in offshore "shell" companies, at the G8 summit.
A Greek court has ordered that state broadcaster ERT, which was shut down by the government last week, can resume transmissions soon.
Eleven Broadway shows enjoy their most profitable week to date, with some earning more then $1m (£640,000) following success at the Tony Awards.
The King of Jordan endorses a treaty with the UK, paving the way for the extradition of radical cleric Abu Qatada.
European auditors say much of the 1bn euros of EU aid for Egypt in the past seven years has had little or no impact.
Former UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes is charged by the Serious Fraud Office over Libor.
The British and Irish Lions lose their 100% record as the Brumbies record a close run 14-12 win over the midweek team.
World leaders meeting at the G8 summit at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland have posed for the traditional ''family photo.''
AEG's dealings with Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray were 'highly inappropriate', a music industry experts tells a US court.
Easyjet has agreed to buy 135 new aircraft from Airbus, in a deal announced on the second day of the Paris Air Show.
Afghan forces have formally taken over security for the whole of the country for the first time since Nato-led troops ousted the Taliban in 2001.
Nearly 4,500 Army personnel are being told they have been made redundant in the biggest round of job cuts since the 2010 defence review, with 84% voluntary redundancies.
Barbra Streisand received an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
As the Syrian conflict fans the flames of Sunni-Shia tensions in the wider Middle East, BBC Newsnight's Tim Whewell meets families in Lebanon already drawn into both sides of their neighbour's war.
Yahoo is the latest firm to reveal the extent of US government snooping on its users following Prism leaks.
The US reveals a list of 46 Guantanamo inmates who it says it does not have the evidence to try, but are too dangerous to release.
Ethiopia and Egypt agree to hold further talks to quell rising tensions over the building of a new dam on the Blue Nile, their foreign ministers say, after meeting in Addis Ababa.