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The game-maker apologises for not allowing same-sex couples in a life-simulation.
At least 39 people are reportedly hurt and dozens of vehicles damaged in a protest against a planned waste incinerator in a Chinese city.
South east Asian governments have called on China and Vietnam to end their confrontation in the South China Sea and to resolve their dispute peacefully.
A new play based on the best-selling diaries of Anne Frank, one of the most recognisable victims of the Holocaust, is set to open in Amsterdam.
Former US college athlete Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player in history to be drafted into the National Football League.
Mud wrestling offers a way out of poverty in India
The Iranian hardliners seeking to put the brakes on president
Brazil has begun a massive military operation to secure its lengthy borders ahead of next month's World Cup.
How India's holy city is seeing its biggest election slugfest
Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst is crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.
Mohamed is 17. He escaped from Syria after he was put under surveillance by the government. He tells his story from a refugee camp in Bulgaria.