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Germany is to issue a stamp celebrating its team's victory in the football World Cup, after printing five million before the final match was held.
Why this image from Iran has been shared around the world
Toyota to close down production as a strike by South Africa's metal workers begins to take its toll.
Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire on Israel continue, on the seventh day of Israel's operation against Palestinian militants.
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai meets Nigeria's president to press for more action to free the schoolgirls held by Islamist militants.
Alberto Contador of Spain pulls out of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 to reclaim the yellow jersey.
International art auction house Sotheby's and online marketplace eBay announce the creation of a web platform to allow viewers to bid on and buy art.
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is afloat as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history makes progress.
Mo Farah tells the BBC he will take a decision "further down the line" on whether he will compete at the Commonwealth Games.
Baroness Butler-Sloss steps down as the head of an inquiry into historical child abuse - the home secretary responds by insisting she does not regret appointing her.
The presenter line-up for BBC Breakfast is cemented, with Naga Munchetty confirmed as a co-host alongside Charlie Stayt.
The Church of England has a second opportunity to approve the introduction of women bishops in a crucial vote of its ruling General Synod later.
Banking giant Citigroup will pay $7bn (£4bn) to US authorities to settle an investigation into risky sub-prime mortgages.
France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.
It has been three months since Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria.
The Ukrainian air force says it has hit targets near the city of Luhansk, as troops try to push pro-Russian rebels away from the airport.
Tiger Woods is in the same group as Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson for the first round of the 2014 Open.
EU seeks women for some of its top jobs
Adidas will pay £75m a season to make Manchester United's kit for the next 10 years, after Nike ended its 13-year partnership.
Members of the Church of England's ruling body, the General Synod, are preparing for a vote on whether to create female bishops.