BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A junior minister resigns a day after joining Italy's coalition, after saying gay people invited discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves.
Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia in a dramatic sprint finish in Naples.
Hundreds of members of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party stage a rally in Budapest against the hosting of the World Jewish Congress.
Watford miss out on automatic promotion after losing to Leeds on a dramatic final day of the Championship season.
Long-term favourite Dawn Approach remains unbeaten after winning the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket by five lengths.
Hull City secure automatic promotion to the Premier League by one point despite a late Cardiff equaliser at the KC Stadium.
A wildfire raging on the coast of southern California has nearly tripled in size but firefighters are counting on cooler weather and rain.
Australia's cattle industry suspends exports of animals to Egypt after videos emerge showing "horrific" cruelty in approved abattoirs.
A powerful tornado has hit towns and villages close to the Italian city of Bologna, injuring 11 people.
The search for some 100 workers trapped in a gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region is called off after the rescue operation is deemed too dangerous.
A 600-year old gate considered to be one of South Korea's greatest national treasures has been reopened after it was partly destroyed by fire five years ago.
The Solar Impulse plane, which holds records including the longest manned zero-fuel flight, completes the first leg of a bid to cross the US.