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- Syria army storms rebel-held town
- Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair as state forces launch a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stronghold.
- Murdered Pakistan politician buried
- The funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, is held at a mosque in Karachi.
- Tunisia police clash with Islamists
- Tunisian police clash with hundreds of supporters of the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia defying attempts to bar a gathering.
- Iran executes two men for spying
- Iranian officials say two men have been executed after they were convicted of spying for Israel and the US.
- Nigeria army says crackdown to go on
- Nigeria's army vows to continue its offensive against militants in the north-east "as long as it takes", as a 24-hour curfew is imposed in Maiduguri.
- Denmark crowned Eurovision winners
- Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
- China Premier Li Keqiang in India
- China's Premier Li Keqiang travels to India for his first foreign visit since taking office, with border tensions and trade topping the agenda.
- N Korea urged to end missile tests
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Pyongyang to end its missile tests as a fourth short-range weapon is launched from North Korea's east coast.
- Disgraced French minister bows out
- A French government minister who quit over revelations of his undeclared Swiss bank account says he will not stand again for election.
- Car hits crowd at Virginia parade
- Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in a small town in the US state of Virginia, officials say.
- El Salvador gangs warn over truce
- The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.
- Lennon guitar sells for $408,000
- A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles in 1967 fetches $408,000 (£269,000) at auction in New York.
- VIDEO: Cuban golf courses no longer 'elitist'
- Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort.
- 'Sole winner' nets record US jackpot
- A ticket holder in Florida has won the largest Powerball jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), lottery officials say.
- Malcolm X grandson suspects remanded
- Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, are remanded in custody in Mexico.
- Serena powers to Italian Open win
- World number one Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka to win the Italian Open and her fourth consecutive tournament.
- Argentine 'Dirty War' leader dies
- Argentina's former military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has died aged 87 while serving a sentence for crimes against humanity, including torture.
- Costa Rican president in jet scandal
- Revelations that Costa Rica's president used a jet belonging to a Colombian with alleged links to drug trafficking have led to three resignations.
- Massacre suspect held in Ivory Coast
- The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence.
- Deaths in DR Congo mine collapse
- At least 20 people are killed when a mine collapses in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says.
- Warner charged over Twitter comments
- Opener David Warner charged with breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour over abusive Twitter posts.
- Afghan MPs halt women's law debate
- The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped.
- Briton held over children's deaths
- A British man has been arrested in France in connection with the deaths of his two children, media reports say.
- Nadal hammers Federer in Rome final
- Rafael Nadal drops only four games as he beats Roger Federer to win his seventh Italian Open title.
- Fresh violence kills eight in Iraq
- Fresh outbreaks of violence in Iraq have left at least eight people dead, police say, hours after the worst day of sectarian violence in the country for months.
- Saudi woman reaches Everest summit
- A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.
- Tories 'united' on Europe, says Hunt
- The health secretary rebuffs claims the PM is losing control of his backbenchers over Europe - as Tory activists complain of a "crisis" destroying the party.
- Several hurt in house explosion
- An explosion injures several people at a house in Nottinghamshire, with some thought to be trapped inside the building.
- Thousands rally to oppose Italy cuts
- Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
- Google chief defends tax affairs
- Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt defends the company's tax affairs after it comes in for strong criticism from MPs.
- Treasury claims banks 'safer in UK'
- 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.
- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal finish fourth in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League after a nervy win over Newcastle.
- West Brom 5-5 Man Utd
- Sir Alex Ferguson is denied victory in his 1,500th and final Manchester United game by Romelu Lukaku's hat-trick.
- Broad stars as England crush NZ
- Stuart Broad takes 7-44 to rip through New Zealand and inspire England to an astonishing 170-run win in the first Test at Lord's.
- Blue plaque for Morecambe and Wise
- A blue plaque in tribute to comedy double act Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise is unveiled at Teddington Studios.
- Jewel theft at Cannes film festival
- More than $1m (£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
- George Michael injured in M1 crash
- Singer George Michael is airlifted to hospital with a head injury following a crash on the M1.
- VIDEO: Tornadoes tear through US states
- Storm-chasers have captured footage showing tornadoes touching down in both Texas and Kansas.
- VIDEO: A call from the top of the world
- British explorer Daniel Hughes has reached the summit of Mount Everest in an attempt to raise £1m for the charity Comic Relief.
- VIDEO: Syria army 'storms' rebel town Qusair
- Syrian government forces have surrounded the rebel stronghold of Qusair and are storming it from several directions, says Syrian state TV.
- VIDEO: Pakistani politician is shot dead
- A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the city of Karachi.
- VIDEO: Gumball rally sets off from Denmark
- Up to 100 predominantly luxury cars are taking part in the Gumball 3000 rally in which some of the world's richest petrol-heads get to flaunt their wealth during a drive that will take them through Europe.
- VIDEO: Record breaking demolition of viaduct
- A two-mile viaduct in the Chinese city of Wuhan has been demolished, breaking a record for the longest reinforced concrete bridge ever blown up in the country.
- VIDEO: How do you round up a camel herd?
- Australia is home to the world's largest camel herd, but it is causing environmental problems. Simon Reeve is shown how one cattle ranch owner deals with the animals - by rounding them up and selling them for meat.
- VIDEO: France gay marriage signed into law
- France's president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
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- The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
- The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
- Eurovision Song Contest in pictures
- The singers who brought colour to the 58th Eurovision Song Contest
- The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise'
- The jailed Somali pirates sharing an island with millionaires
- In the Dutch earthquake zone
- Nervous times in the Dutch quake zone
- In pictures: Things come apart
- Todd McLellan's photographs of disassembled objects
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