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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali convincingly wins stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia to extend his lead over Cadel Evans in the overall standings.
The prosecutor in the trial in which Silvio Berlusconi is accused of paying for underage sex is sent a letter containing bullets, her office says.
Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
The EU drops plans to ban restaurants from using refillable olive oil jugs, after the idea drew criticism from consumers and European leaders.
A Russian drifting Arctic research station is to be evacuated because the ice field around it is melting, the environment ministry in Moscow reports.
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf is withdrawn from the Champions Trophy following media reports of an Indian police investigation.
How Nigeria is bidding farewell to author Chinua Achebe
A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm sees unrest spread around the city, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt.
Robert Redford receives a standing ovation for his performance in his survival-at-sea epic All Is Lost at a Cannes Film Festival screening.
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
A railway bridge across the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa in the US state of Texas burned down and collapsed.
Five men are arrested after a child tells of being sexually assaulted at a children's nursery in Worcestershire.
Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.
Uefa announces a series of new measures designed to combat the use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football.
Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and the two Ferraris to set the pace in second practice at Monaco.
A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signs a one-year contract to extend his Old Trafford career.
Dutch meat wholesaler, Willy Selten, is arrested for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat labelled as beef, officials say.
Youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers are being blamed for riots sweeping the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Aretha Franklin has postponed three concerts in June, a week after health issues forced her to cancel two shows in May.