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A deal has been agreed for Jose Mourinho to become the new Manchester United manager, with confirmation expected on Friday.
The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
So why then is the French workforce so restive?
The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people as they were watching the World Cup final, is found guilty.
Iranian woman dons male disguise to watch the footie
A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.
Highlights of the Venice Architecture Biennale
The Canadian ambassador to Ireland tackles a protester who tried to disrupt a ceremony to honour British soldiers killed during the 1916 Easter Rising.
A policewoman and a protester are killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says, as tensions rise over whether President Kabila will step down.
Houses are set on fire and an elderly woman is paraded naked through the streets of a village in Egypt after rumours of an inter-religious affair.
The UN says it has been able to deliver aid to only a fraction of the Syrians it planned to reach, calling the situation "horrendously critical" in some areas.
A Nigerian baby girl who survived a shipwreck in the Mediterranean goes to a foster family in Sicily, after touching Italian hearts.
A TV show about Caitlyn Jenner becoming a transgender woman will no longer be shown in sub-Saharan Africa following complaints from viewers, its South African broadcaster says.
Europe's most active volcano erupted on Wednesday, 25 May, shooting spectacular bursts of lava into the sky.
US President Barack Obama says international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.
Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France
Oil continues its recovery, with prices rising above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as a result of supply disruptions and increased global demand.
The UN expresses alarm after Hamas says it intends to implement death sentences in Gaza, where the Palestinian Islamist group is dominant.
Jacob Zuma's wives and their flashy cars