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A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.
China's trade surplus narrows to $32bn (£18bn) in June after the pace of exports slowed and imports increased.
Brazilian police formally accuse the director of a Fifa partner firm and 11 other people over an alleged World Cup ticket-reselling scandal.
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition
Both candidates in the Indonesia presidential election claim victory, based on unofficial results.
Pakistan's military takes the media to see Miranshah, formerly a hotbed of Taliban activity, three weeks into its offensive against militants in the region.
Claims by Sri Lankan asylum seekers that they were mistreated by the Australian navy are "offensive", the country's immigration ministers says.
US clothing retailer American Apparel is reshuffling its management board as part of a deal to raise fresh finance.
A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.
Artist's campaign to bring esteem to Sao Paulo's recycling haulers
The ancient rivalry between Iran and Iraq - in 90 seconds
Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.
Russian nationalist thinker predicts war with Ukraine
Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in a drab semi-final.
The open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park is named the museum of the year for its "bold artistic vision".
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is sentenced to two years' probation and community service over the egging of his neighbour's home in California.
How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces
A US pilot ordered pizzas for a plane full of passengers after their Washington, DC to Denver flight was delayed in Wyoming.