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Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 19 people dead, officials say.
Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
President Barack Obama is expected to defend US drone strikes and promise more transparency over the programme, in a major counter-terrorism speech.
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M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire to ease the way for UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit the conflict-hit area, a spokesman says.
Aretha Franklin has postponed three concerts in June, a week after health issues forced her to cancel two shows in May.
Malaysian police arrest three prominent opposition figures, including Keadilan party vice-president Tian Chua, and charge a student with sedition.
A railroad bridge across the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa in the US state of Texas burned down and collapsed.
A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
Saudi Arabia's construction industry is booming but while smart Dubai-style units are springing up in big cities, the country is still facing a growing housing crisis.
A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm sees unrest spread around the city, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt.
Georges Moustaki, the French singer and composer who wrote Edith Piaf's 1958 hit song, Milord, dies aged 79.
Post-attack uniform advice relaxed
The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
Third favourite Telescope, co-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, is ruled out of the Epsom Derby with a sore left shin.
Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
Sergio Garcia's major sponsor condemns the Spaniard's "fried chicken" comment about Tiger Woods and will review its position.