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Falkland Islands police ask the Met Police to investigate an allegation of historical sexual abuse by comedian Jim Davidson.
The new Star Wars film is to be made in the UK in what Chancellor George Osborne is hailing as a coup for British tax breaks.
Elections take place amid tight security in Pakistan, in the first-ever transition of democratic power, but voting in Karachi is not "free and fair".
The retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killings of protesters and corruption begins in Cairo.
Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan return to the England squad for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday.
Barack Obama's administration is being accused of underplaying the role of terrorism in the fatal attack on the US Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last September.
Ferrari's Felipe Massa edged Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen to set the pace in final practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.
The lost Argentine town of Epecuen has re-emerged from a lake after 25 years
The US is to return more than a dozen illegally smuggled dinosaurs to Mongolia, following the return on Monday of a Tyrannosaurus skeleton.
Rios Montt, a former military leader in Guatemala, has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Scientists urge world leaders to take action on climate change after carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere broke through a symbolic threshold.
Texas authorities have launched a criminal probe into a deadly explosion at a fertiliser plant in April.
Egyptian security forces detain prominent youth activist Ahmed Maher on suspicion of inciting an anti-government protest in March.
An explosion at a coal mine in China's south-west Guizhou province kills 12 miners and injures two others, state media report.
The grandson of US political activist Malcolm X dies in Mexico City following a fight in a bar, prosecutors say.
More than half the schools in England's priority building scheme do not have guaranteed funding as the government has been unable to secure affordable private finance.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in the fight against rebel forces.
Could Syria conflict escalate into bitter regional war?
Gas-powered ferries come to the Baltic
A court in Guatemala finds former leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide against indigenous groups in the early 1980s.