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European and Portuguese police say they have dismantled a mainly Russian criminal gang laundering money through the football sector in Portugal.
Prince's team requested emergency support from a leading addiction specialist just a day before the singer died, the doctor's lawyer reveals.
Japanese airbag maker Takata has been forced to increase a recall after US authorities said they found further safety defects in its products.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has dismissed allegations she obstructed a corruption investigation as "lies".
A brawl breaks out in the South African parliament as MPs from the opposition EFF party are expelled for heckling President Jacob Zuma.
How a rape that was ignored angered Indonesia's women
The mother of a baby girl who was miraculously rescued from a collapsed building in Nairobi is found dead in the rubble.
A Chinese company is free to use the name "IPHONE" on its handbags and leather goods after Apple loses a trademark court ruling in China.
High winds and hot temperatures may worsen a huge wildfire that has forced the entire population of a Canadian city to be evacuated, officials say.
A lawyer with dual Russian-Polish citizenship whose father played for the Russian national football team is charged with espionage, Polish media say.
Two men allegedly forced to undergo anal examinations by Kenyan police to prove they were homosexual launch a legal challenge against the practice.
The European Commission recommends granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens, but says Turkey has yet to fulfil key conditions.
Eccentric follies help sink billionaire politician
Top Republicans are divided on whether to support Donald Trump after he all but secured the party's presidential nomination.
Reforms to EU asylum rules planned by the European Commission would see financial penalties for countries refusing to take in asylum seekers.
Three hostages held by Islamist militants in the Philippines appear in a video pleading for their governments to meet the captors' demands.
Popular military entertainer Song Zuying performs in front of hundreds of troops on the reclaimed Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed South China Seas.
What fizzy drink choices say about Philippines election
Rules that will drastically alter cigarette packaging are set to be adopted, after big tobacco firms failed to block new European Union laws.
A huge wildfire forces the evacuation of about 80,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the city in the Canadian province of Alberta.