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Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the city of Karachi.
The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.
A scientist studying one of the most lethal creatures on the planet, the box jellyfish, believes its venom could be useful for medical research.
The jailed Somali pirates sharing an island with millionaires
The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
58th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo
A Scottish government paper on independence will argue Scotland's potential for growth is being held back by the lack of decision-making powers.
The latest UK government paper on the impact of Scottish independence will claim the UK is better placed to manage the risk of a financial crisis.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Malmo in Sweden, with her song Only Teardrops.
Police in the Serbian capital Belgrade make 104 arrests as rival fans of the city's Partizan and Red Star teams clash at a match.
An emotional David Beckham leaves the pitch in tears as he completes the final home match of his career.
By the man who ghost-wrote Ferguson's programme notes
Alexei Balabanov, the Russian director whose cult films caught the wildness of Russia's early post-Soviet years, dies at the age of 54.
Behind the scenes at this year's musical jamboree
No 10 denies that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments reported in several papers describing Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government.
The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence.
World Cup-winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson says a maiden Heineken Cup triumph is one of his greatest achievements.
Jonny Wilkinson kicks 11 points to help Toulon come from behind and secure the Heineken Cup at the expense of Clermont Auvergne.