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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.
Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has registered for June's presidential election, a few minutes before an official deadline.
String winds in Minnesota have pushed sheets of ice on to the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson intimidated referees at Old Trafford, says QPR manager Harry Redknapp
A 15-year-old boy is arrested in connection with an acid attack on a woman at her home.