BBC World Service
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Italian prosecutors seek a six-year sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly paying an underage prostitute for sex.
Paris St-Germain block Real Madrid's move for Carlo Ancelotti as speculation increases about Jose Mourinho's future.
Thieves in South Africa steal some of the takings from a Justin Bieber concert after breaking into a football stadium.
Roma receive a 50,000 euro (£42,000) fine after racist chants from their supporters halt their Serie A game against AC Milan.
The man accused of murdering his partner's granddaughter Tia Sharp, after sexually assaulting her, changes his plea to guilty.
The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.
Cyprus receives the first tranche of a 10bn-euro bailout package from international creditors agreed earlier this year, with Greece also due to receive further funds.
An Iranian man and his Nigerian accomplice are found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Nigerian court.
Bloomberg says that allowing reporters to monitor the activities of clients on its terminals was an "inexcusable" error.
Two men are arrested on suspicion of involvement in a fight believed to have led to the death of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X.
Kazan in Russia is trying to deal with its stray dog problem before the city hosts the World Student Games this summer - but animal rights activists claim some animals are being killed inhumanely.
Samsung Electronics says it has developed a technology that could be "at the core" of the eventual 5G mobile-data standard.
'Corrupt' Afghan lawmakers are named in parliament by Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal, triggering a noisy reaction in the lower house.
An Egyptian newspaper stands by its report of what it says is the first interview with ex-President Hosni Mubarak since his overthrow, despite denials.
A pilot in Yemen has died after the plane he was flying exploded in mid-air, according to a military official.
Bulgaria's parliamentary election leaves the EU's poorest country facing more political uncertainty after a tight finish.
US retail sales rose unexpectedly in April, after falling back in the previous month.
Eating insects could help fight world hunger, improve nutrition and reduce pollution, according to a new UN report.
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video showing women and children it says it has abducted - in a new tactic for the group.
Environmental group Global Witness accuses two Vietnamese rubber companies of massive land grabs in Cambodia and Laos.