BBC World Service
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Ferment of debate breaks out across Europe
The World Health Organization warns that it appears "increasingly" likely that the new coronavirus can be passed between people in close contact.
Cabinet minister Philip Hammond joins Michael Gove in saying he would vote for Britain to leave the EU if there were a referendum today.
A woman who survived Bangladesh's worst ever industrial disaster speaks to the BBC about being found alive after 17 days under rubble.
Afghanistan summons the Iranian ambassador in protest at an alleged fatal shooting of illegal migrants by Iranian border guards.
Jazz and pop singer Caro Emerald's second album, The Shocking Miss Emerald, shoots to the top of the charts, knocking Rudimental down to number two.
Several homes have been destroyed and many damaged in the Canadian province of Manitoba after ice from a nearby lake was pushed up onto land by the wind.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso said he was confident of making a strong world title challenge after winning in Spain.
Rio Ferdinand scores a late goal to ensure Manchester United win in Sir Alex Ferguson's last game at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson marks his last match as Manchester United boss at Old Trafford by lifting the Premier League trophy.
Bangladesh plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers amid pressure to improve working conditions after last month's deadly factory collapse.
A 15-year-old boy is charged over an acid attack on a woman at her home.
More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change, a study suggests.
South Korea's presidential office apologises after an official was sacked during a US visit over "shameful" sexual harassment allegations.
Rafael Nadal beats Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets to win the Madrid Open for the third time.
Four of eight Turkish nationals captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan have been freed, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
A record 114,000 tickets for the BBC Proms 2013 sell since booking opened on 11 May, a 17% rise on 2012.
A first edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is among a treasure trove of books being auctioned in Edinburgh this week.
Manchester City are poised to sack manager Roberto Mancini and replace him with Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini.