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The spire is installed atop One World Trade Center in New York, making it the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.
Talking points about an attack on a US consulate in Libya were edited by the state department to remove references to terrorism, US media report.
How a cult classic shows up the illusion beneath modern life
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, a key laboratory says.
Three men are arrested as hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters try to prevent a group of women from praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall.
Manager David Moyes reveals he had planned to stay at Everton but could not turn down Manchester United.
Andre Villas-Boas urges Gareth Bale to sign a new contract at Tottenham and end any speculation about his future.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova look set to battle it out at the Madrid Open for the world number one spot.
The UK has withdrawn some staff from its embassy in Libya in response to the "ongoing political uncertainty" in the country, the Foreign Office says.
Revelations on Benghazi attack will haunt Hillary Clinton
A revision by the Office for National Statistics to construction industry data has cast doubt on whether the UK entered a double-dip recession last year.
A gang of cybercriminals stole $45m (£29m) by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the world, US prosecutors say.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says it was "a great honour" to compete with Sir Alex Ferguson.
British Sailing boss John Derbyshire leads tributes to Olympic champion Andrew Simpson, who has died in a training accident.
South African elder statesman and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu says he will no longer vote for the ruling ANC.
Anglo American Platinum plans to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa after its profits were affected by violent labour strikes last year.
A West Yorkshire Police report finds "no evidence" Jimmy Savile was protected from arrest or prosecution as a result of his relationship with the force.
Firefighters and bystanders have helped rescue a group of workmen caught in a flash flood in China's Sichuan province.
A teenager from London wins a $100,000 fellowship from one of the original Facebook investors and the man behind PayPal.
Dramatic images as Argentine town emerges from floodwaters