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Campaigning in Turkey's first direct presidential election draws to a close ahead of Sunday's vote.
Rebels in east Ukraine call for a ceasefire in Donetsk, amid a reported army advance, as Russia renews its offer to send an aid mission.
At least six people die in Pakistan's Punjab province, in clashes between police and supporters of leading anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri.
Five people are reportedly killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza amid continuing Palestinian rocket fire, while tensions also flare up in the West Bank.
Colombian rebels attack an oil field in the north-east of the country although no-one is hurt, the state-owned company Ecopetrol says.
England complete a stunning innings victory over India with two days of the fourth Test to spare at Old Trafford.
US President Barack Obama warns it is "going to take some time" to help Iraqis overcome the jihadist-led Sunni rebellion and stabilise their country.
England qualify for the semi-finals after a dramatic draw with Canada, a result which eliminates defending champions New Zealand.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11m (£6.5m) in funding to help contain it.
Cardiff's Gary Medel joins Inter Milan after the Italian club pays £10m for the Chilean, who cost Cardiff £11m in 2013.
Callum Wilson scores twice and misses a penalty on his full Bournemouth debut as the Cherries thrash Huddersfield Town.
Pistorius trial ends with spotlight back on defendant
Two tries from Ryan Hall help Leeds Rhinos to a Challenge Cup semi-final win over Warrington Wolves.
Guinea shuts its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds in West Africa.
Violence continues in Gaza after the end of a three-day ceasefire.
Afghan rivals differ on power-sharing deal
A court in Egypt dissolves the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.