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Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo says Sebastian Vettel will not join Ferrari while Fernando Alonso is with the team.
Eight of Notre Dame Cathedral's nine new bells have been blessed by French Cardinal Andre Armand Vingt-Trois.
Turkey's extreme-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front says it carried out a suicide attack on the US embassy in Ankara on Friday.
Mark Bunn's penalty save from Adel Taarabt earns out-of-form Norwich a point against Premier League basement side QPR.
The French National Assembly approves a crucial article of a bill on legalising same-sex marriage after months of public protests and counter-protests.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denies allegation that he and other governing party members received secret payments, and vows not to resign.
A man once considered Sweden's worst serial killer has won retrials for three murders after withdrawing confessions made in the 1990s.
Rescue work after a deadly explosion at the headquarters of the Mexican oil company Pemex entered its final and most dangerous phase, the attorney general has said.
Sasha Marsden, the teenager found dead in a Blackpool alleyway, was stabbed in the head before attempts were made to set her on fire, police say.
Egyptian protesters have clashed with police outside the presidential palace in Cairo, after a week of violence in which more than 60 people were killed.
Attempts to cut youth unemployment in England are being hampered by excessive bureaucracy and central government control, council leaders say.
A quarter of a million Twitter users have had their accounts hacked in the latest of a string of high-profile internet security breaches.
Five men plead not guilty to the rape and murder of a student in a Delhi bus in December, in a case which caused outrage across India.
Sir Chris Hoy says cycling must "break the chain" with those who have a history of doping in the sport.
Two senior Australian cabinet ministers announce surprise resignations, only days after Prime Minister Julia Gillard called early elections.
Japanese coastguards detain a Chinese boat for allegedly fishing in a Japanese exclusive economic zone amid an ongoing row over disputed islands.
Thirteen soldiers and 10 civilians have died in an attack by Taliban militants on a checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, officials say.
The UN anti-genocide envoy expresses alarm over reports of reprisal attacks by Malian troops, as France's Francois Hollande visits Mali.