BBC World Service
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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.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso sends his home crowd into raptures by beating Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen to win the Spanish GP.
Plans for the £200m expansion of film company Pinewood Studios are to go before councillors this week.
Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony at the Vatican including 800 victims of an atrocity carried out by Ottoman soldiers in 1480.
Oil giant BP withdraws some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
Michael Gove says Nick Clegg only expressed doubts about new childcare plans to fend off a plot to oust him - a claim dismissed as "loopy" by Lib Dems.
World number one Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in the Madrid Open final: her 50th career singles title.
Pope Francis proclaims the first saints of his pontificate in a list which includes 800 Italian victims of a 15th Century Ottoman atrocity.
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif celebrates victory in the country's elections, as unofficial results suggest a big lead for his party.
Gay rights campaigner Mariela Castro has led a protest march against homophobia in the Cuban capital Havana.