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The UK Competition Commission rules that Eurotunnel will no longer be allowed to operate a ferry service from Dover.
American author AM Homes beats Hilary Mantel to win the Women's Prize for Fiction with her dark satire May We Be Forgiven.
French unemployment rose to 10.8% in the first quarter of the year - its highest level in 15 years, figures show.
The two Koreas agree to discuss a joint industrial zone, weeks after operations were suspended there, after North Korea proposed talks.
Radioactive water is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima power plant, following several other recent leaks and power failures.
The BBC's Jonathan Beale takes a tour of Guantanamo Bay, where more than 100 detainees are now on hunger strike.
Police in India arrest three men in connection with Tuesday's gang-rape of a 30-year-old American woman in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.
Paris Jackson, the only daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, is recovering after an attempt to kill herself, a publicist says.
Six people die and more than a dozen are injured after a building collapses in the centre of the US city of Philadelphia.
With 100 days to go, can PM Gillard's prospects get worse?
What the return of iconic founder means for India's Infosys
India increases the duty on gold imports for the second time in six months, in an attempt to rein in surging demand for the precious metal.
Local communities in England are to be given more powers to block onshore wind farms, but also offered greater incentives to accept them.
An 84-year-old Florida woman wins the largest unshared jackpot in US lottery history - a prize of $590m (£383m).
The French government has labelled a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
Curators at Perth's museum hope scans at a Manchester hospital will tell them more about the life - and death - of their 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy.
Greece launches a charm offensive on investors in New York, as the country's alternate finance minister declares "the worst is behind us".
US artist Saul Leiter's pioneering colour photography
President Xi Jinping has a slogan - but what does it mean?
Unsung heroine behind the decoding of Crete's ancient script