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Many people have been killed and dozens wounded in car bomb attacks in a Turkish town close to the Syrian border, the interior minister has said.
Votes are being counted in Pakistan, after a historic election that should lead to the country's first transition from one elected government to another.
Prince Harry has said he hopes to bring America's Warrior Games for injured servicemen and women to the UK.
Twin car bombs kill at least 43 people and injure at least 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes retires "for good" at the age of 38, after making over 700 appearances.
Gunmen demanding the expulsion of Gaddafi-era officials from Libya's new government lift their siege of two ministries in Tripoli, says a minister.
Roberto Mancini is critical of the Manchester City hierarchy for failing to stop speculation about his future as manager.
A jury in Brazil clears four bodyguards of involvement in the 1996 murder of businessman PC Farias amid continued speculation about who was behind it.
Rafael Nadal reaches his seventh consecutive final since returning from injury with a 6-0 6-4 win over Pablo Andujar in Madrid.
Ben Watson scores a stoppage-time header as Wigan cause a huge upset against Manchester City to win the FA Cup.
Astronauts conduct emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak from the International Space Station's cooling system.
Alex Dowsett wins time trial as Sir Bradley Wiggins rises to fourth despite puncture and Vincenzo Nibali takes Giro d'Italia lead.
Charles Ramsey, the neighbour who helped rescue Amanda Berry, has rejected claims that another neighbour was the one who kicked the door in.
Egyptian police have arrested three al-Qaeda-linked militants plotting a suicide attack on a Western embassy, the country's interior minister says.
An illegal immigrant in Italy has gone on a rampage with a pickaxe in Milan, killing a passer-by and wounding four others, police say.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton believe they will struggle in the Spanish GP despite qualifying on the front row.
The chancellor says the G7 group of industrialised nations have agreed there needs to be collective action to target tax evasion and avoidance.
Ahmed Maher, a prominent political activist who leads Egypt's April 6 movement, is freed a day after being arrested in Cairo over an anti-government protest.
Iran ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani registers for the June elections, in what could be a challenge to the country's conservative leadership.
Landmark elections in Pakistan see a high turnout, but officials say problems in Karachi mean voting there was not "free and fair".