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Kenya asks the UN Security Council to halt the ICC trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy in the interests of "peace and security".
Eurosceptic Conservative MPs are seeking to engineer a vote in the Commons next week on the idea of an EU referendum.
A production of a Wagner opera in Dusseldorf has been cancelled because of harrowing scenes set in a concentration camp.
Mark Cavendish wins the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia to take his second victory of the race.
The government of Slovenia announces a package of measures it hopes will help it avoid an EU bailout.
Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci is to lead the jury for the 70th Venice Film Festival, organisers announce.
At least 30 police officers in Nigeria have been killed in an ambush by a local cult in the central Nasarawa state, officials say.
Manchester United appoint Everton manager David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Old Trafford.
A Brazilian woman is expected to make a full recovery after her husband shot her through the mouth with a harpoon, doctors say.
American soap actress Jeanne Cooper, who spent 40 years on The Young and the Restless, dies at the age of 84.
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Wayne Rooney could still be persuaded to stay at Manchester United despite telling the club he wants to leave.
Alan Cumming has been shortlisted for his solo performance in Macbeth at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland - one of eight nominations for the National Theatre of Scotland.
People have reported seeing what was thought to be a meteor in the night sky in parts of England and Wales.
Frank Lampard says Jose Mourinho is "one of the greatest" and would welcome his return to manage Chelsea.
Israel has approved the construction of nearly 300 new Jewish settler homes at Beit El, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Pakistan's former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says gunmen have abducted his son, who has been campaigning ahead of the country's Saturday elections.
Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, a prominent leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party, is sentenced to death by the country's war crimes tribunal.
A tigress used to campaign in support of leading Pakistani election candidate Nawaz Sharif is alive and well, despite media reports of its death.
Rwanda's education minister promises to tackle sex abuse in schools after a report revealed that 43% of surveyed students had been victims.