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Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential poll.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses.
German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology.
A row has erupted between Russia and Azerbaijan over the Eurovision song contest, with the Russian foreign minister accusing the Azeris of vote-rigging.
The UK's largest building society, Nationwide, says its share of the mortgage market has reached a record high.
Cuba is reopening some of its mothballed sugar mills to try to take advantage of rising sugar prices.
Andrew Harding looks at an example of economic change at a shopping mall in the township of Alexandra.
The family of a US man found hanged in Singapore withdraw from an inquiry into his death, saying they no longer have confidence in the system.
Seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the Sinai peninsula last week have been freed, officials say.
An eight-year-old boy dies after his bicycle is involved in a collision with a mobile crane.
Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth, arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, insists he is innocent.
Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which trades commodities, is being probed by the police and market regulators over alleged financial irregularities.
David Cameron is to urge EU leaders to back global action against the tax evasion and "aggressive" tax avoidance he says is causing nations "staggering" losses.
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Is Wembley the cradle of German football?
The Zimbabwean refugee who sends money back home
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
Why is Wayne Rooney's baby Klay rather than Clay?
A "stocktake" of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years - and one in 10 could end up disappearing.
Landmark ruling could halt Israel's seizure of Palestinian property