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An Italian court sentences to life in prison a man who carried out a school bomb attack in 2012, which killed a teenage girl and injured nine others.
Eighteen Vietnamese crew members are detained after their cargo ship allegedly hit a coral reef in the central Philippines, the coastguard says.
MPs in Moscow back a bill banning adoption of Russian orphans by foreign gay couples and by foreign singles from countries allowing gay marriage.
An Oregon motorist suspected of fatally running down a US man on a quest to dribble a football from Seattle to Brazil for charity is arrested.
Chris Froome says Sir Bradley Wiggins's absence from the Tour de France is a "relief" after media scrutiny of their rivalry.
Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a "fundamental change" in how images of child abuse are dealt with online.
Sharks, tigers and robots on display at US dog grooming contest
Art collector Charles Saatchi is cautioned for assault after images of him grasping his wife, Nigella Lawson, by the neck appeared in a newspaper.
Leaders of the G8 major economies agree plan to clamp down on money launderers, illegal tax evaders and corporate tax avoiders.
Meteorologists and scientists meeting at the Met Office say the UK's damp summers could be caused by a warmer Atlantic Ocean.
G8 leaders back calls for Syrian peace talks to be held in Geneva "as soon as possible", without mentioning the fate of President Bashar al-Assad.
Cuban and US officials hold talks about resuming direct mail services following a 50 year postal ban between the two countries.
Dawn Approach beats Toronado in a photo finish to win the St James's Palace Stakes on the opening day at Royal Ascot.
Ugandan General David Sejusa accuses President Yoweri Museveni of trying to cling to power through a "political monarchy", in his first broadcast interview since fleeing to the UK.
Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll is undergoing a medical at West Ham ahead of a £15m move.
England will not risk Graeme Swann's long-term fitness in Wednesday's Champions Trophy semi-final against South Africa.
The father of ex-CIA document leaker Edward Snowden, who is in hiding in Hong Kong, urges his son not to commit "treason" and to face justice.
New car sales across Europe fell to their lowest level in two decades in May as the deepening recession hurt demand.
The International Criminal Court rules Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto only needs to be "physically present" at key sessions of his trial.
As many as 200,000 people march through Brazil's biggest cities, as protests over public transport costs and the expense of the World Cup spread.