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Genevieve Hassan reports from behind the scenes in Malmo
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, while the UK's Bonnie Tyler comes 19th.
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova will travel to New York on Monday for "pioneering treatment" as he continues his cancer battle.
An emotional David Beckham leaves the pitch in tears as he completes the final home match of his career.
Alexei Balabanov, the Russian director whose cult films caught the wildness of Russia's early post-Soviet years, dies at the age of 54.
Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in the US state of Virginia, officials say.
Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, is shot dead in the city of Karachi.
No 10 denies that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments reported in several papers describing Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government.
The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence.
Jonny Wilkinson kicks 11 points to help Toulon come from behind and secure the Heineken Cup at the expense of Clermont Auvergne.
A debate by Afghan MPs about beefing up a law to prevent violence against women has been halted amid angry scenes.
Education Secretary Michael Gove receives one of the angriest receptions of his three years in office as he appears before head teachers in Birmingham.
Greece sees the launch of a new political party, Plan B, which supports leaving the euro and returning to the drachma.
Nigeria's military announces a 24-hour curfew in parts of the city of Maiduguri and says it has arrested 65 militants as it fights Boko Haram rebels.
England lose four late wickets as they close day three of the first Test at Lord's on 180-6, leading New Zealand by 205.
Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
German champions Bayern Munich recover from conceding three goals in the opening 10 minutes to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-3.
Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort.
A British child who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt is named as five-year-old Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill, south London.