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The new government of Iceland calls off talks with Brussels on EU membership and promises a referendum to give Icelanders their say.
Boston bombing investigators have shot dead a man who became violent as they questioned him in Orlando, Florida, FBI officials say.
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that it is too soon to end the central bank's monetary stimulus programme or raise interest rates.
The World Bank unveils a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help DR Congo and its neighbours, as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
A man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones tells a court of the moment he says he accidentally knocked her over in his vehicle.
The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought.
Jockey Eddie Ahern faces long ban after being found guilty of corruption by the British Horseracing Authority.
The UK economy is still a long way from "a strong and sustainable recovery", the International Monetary Fund warns.
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Henri Dutilleux, one of France's leading 20th Century composers, has died in Paris at the age of 97, his family announce.
Tiger Woods condemns "hurtful" jibe as Sergio Garcia apologises for what could be interpreted as a racist remark.
The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
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Gunmen burst into a brothel in eastern Baghdad, killing seven women and five men, in the latest violence in a week of bloodshed in Iraq.
Roberto Martinez will make a decision on his future at Wigan in the next 24 hours after holding talks with Dave Whelan.
Austria joins its EU partners in calling for a crackdown on tax evasion, despite the country's banking secrecy.
Manuel Pellegrini paves the way for a move to manage Manchester City after confirming he will leave Spanish club Malaga.
A 61-year-old man is charged with the murder of four soldiers in the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
Mohammed Morsi calls for the people of Sinai to give up their arms after seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the region are freed.