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The German authorities have summoned the US ambassador in Berlin after a man was arrested on suspicion of spying.
The government should spend £1bn a year of the money it collects from fuel duty to fix potholes and roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils says.
An insect landed on Colombia's James Rodriguez after he scored a penalty against Brazil during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza.
A court in Guatemala has sentenced a former rebel leader to a long prison sentence for ordering the murder of 22 pro-government farmers in 1988.
Divided country unites in World Cup frenzy
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Egypt introduces electricity and fuel price increases in a move to cut state energy subsidies and reduce the budget deficit.
Brazil forward Neymar is ruled out of the World Cup with a fractured bone in his spine sustained against Colombia.
Two former senior military officers in Argentina have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Bishop Enrique Angelelli in 1976 during military rule.
Brazil see off Colombia's fightback to book a World Cup semi-final against Germany with goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz.