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Russia's domestic security agency says it has caught a suspected Lithuanian spy "red-handed" receiving secret documents in Moscow.
The murder charge against a Nigerian girl who confessed to killing her husband with rat poison has been dropped, prosecutors say.
Thousands of people in Azerbaijan protest on social media at the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block.
Millions of rail passengers are hit by delays in Germany after Deutsche Bahn's drivers go on strike again.
More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations.
Animal rights activists condemn what they say is a "shocking and distressing" video of Australian cattle being killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
Swiss bank UBS pays a total of $545m to settle an investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
Paris St-Germain replace Manchester City as the best paid team in world sport, according to a new survey.
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For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language.
A concert pianist wins a legal battle to publish a book giving detail of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.
US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.
A soldier is shot dead by police in Burundi during a demonstration, as protests against the president's third-term bid continue.
England captain Alastair Cook says he did not issue an ultimatum over the selection of batsman Kevin Pietersen.
Pakistan jails a Muslim prayer leader for inciting religious hatred in what are seen as rare efforts to curb sectarian violence.
The chief executive of Thomas Cook says he is "deeply sorry" about the deaths of two British children on holiday in Corfu.
PayPal agrees to pay $25m following accusations that it deceived customers by signing them up to a credit-card-like scheme without their knowledge.
Chris Ashton and Maro Itoje, his 20-year-old Saracens team-mate, are named in England's 50-man World Cup training squad.
Fifa could vote on 29 May on whether to suspend Israel over claims that it discriminates against Palestinian footballers.
Martin Patience has managed to get on board a migrant boat, and sent this report.