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The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.
Two Tunisian policeman convicted of raping a woman in a police car have their sentences more than doubled in a high-profile court case.
The Duchess of Alba, Spain's richest woman and one of its most flamboyant and eccentric figures, has died in Seville aged 88.
Sheffield United announce they have retracted their offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans use their training facilities.
Sports teams dance around the rules for a winning edge
Wigan owner Dave Whelan is accused of anti-Semitism over comments to a national newspaper in defence of boss Malky Mackay.
The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate reports into alleged World Cup corruption.
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.
Google and patent consortium Rockstar - which includes Apple as an investor - agree to settle a patent litigation suit.
Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the possibility of granting pardons to two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists is being considered.
A Swedish appeals court upholds an arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case.
What did journalist Gao Yu do to anger Party leaders?
Moeen Ali will open the batting with England captain Alastair Cook in Friday's warm-up for the one-day series against Sri Lanka.
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.
Germany's Commerzbank is to charge its biggest corporate clients for leaving 'substantial' deposits at the bank.
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.
Three terrorism suspects were involved in a plot to behead a member of the British public "imminently" when they were arrested, a court hears.
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.