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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group promises victory in Syria where his supporters are backing President al-Assad, amid an upsurge in fighting there.
French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack in the wake of the murder of Dummer Lee Rigby, killed in London this week.
There has been a large increase in anti-Muslim incidents since the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, an inter-faith charity says.
Arjen Robben scores a dramatic late winner as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.
At least 17 people, including a senior leader of India's governing Congress party, are killed after their convoy was attacked by Maoist rebels, officials say.
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Ethiopia's prime minister opens a ceremony of Africa's 54 leaders celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity.
Joe Root hits a maiden Test century as England reach 337-7 against New Zealand on day two of the second Test.
A patient has played the guitar while undergoing brain surgery in the US, to help surgeons pinpoint where to place electrodes to treat the effects of his Parkinson's disease.
Sergio Aguero signs a one-year contract extension with Manchester City, with his deal now running until 2017.
A total of 48 passengers, including children, are rescued from a boat after it hits a rock and starts taking in water off the Pembrokeshire coast.
An original Apple 1 computer from 1976 - one of the first built in Steve Jobs' garage - sells at auction for more than 500,000 euros ($650,000).
Leicester win the Premiership final to secure their 10th English title against Northampton, who have Dylan Hartley sent off.
The death of a zoo worker attacked by a tiger could have been due to "human or technical" factors, police say.
More than 50,000 people have attended the beatification of Don Giuseppe Puglisi, a Roman Catholic priest murdered by the Mafia in 1993.
A suicide bomber has blown herself up close to an interior ministry building in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say.
At least seven marines and five militants are killed as troops tackle Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, the military says.
Argentines polarised over the Kirchner decade
David Beckham's 20-year playing career ends after he is not named in Paris St-Germain's squad to play Lorient.
Olympic champion Greg Rutherford triumphs on home soil once again as he wins the long jump at the Great CityGames Manchester.