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The US Supreme Court rules states cannot only use an intelligence test score to determine whether a death row prisoner is eligible to be executed.
A Pakistani woman is stoned to death by her relatives outside Lahore High Court for marrying against their wishes.
A group of oil workers have escaped a tornado, moments before it struck their camp in North Dakota, in the US.
Banking reforms aimed at preventing another financial crisis have failed to make sufficient progress, the head of the IMF has warned.
Soldiers detain a prominent minister in the ousted Thai government who emerged from hiding to criticise last week's coup.
At least 17 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in the centre of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
Scientists welcome news of MH370 data release
Polling is extended on the final day of Egypt's presidential election amid reports of a light turnout, with ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi poised to win.
A Sudanese woman awaiting the death penalty for abandoning her religious faith after marrying a Christian has given birth in prison, her lawyer says.