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Uzbekistan's answer to the selfie stick
Spaniards are poised to give their political masters a bloody nose in a bumper election year, reports James Badcock.
The Afghans who have made Kolkata their home
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has joined thousands in the US on death row, only a fraction of whom will actually be executed.
Chromium is the chemical element of modernity - the key to innumerable gleaming, spotless surfaces. But it harbours a dark secret.
Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.
The "friendly" mother of six who killed herself in a hotel
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
Councils across England and Wales call on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs.
The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.
Hull face Manchester United looking to overhaul Newcastle and avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season.
Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.
At least 39 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.
Electro Velvet get in the swing at Eurovision
Glasgow Warriors are through to the Pro12 final after a late DTH van der Merwe converted try sees off Ulster at Scotstoun.
A dropped catch and a costly no-ball changed the course of a day dominated by New Zealand batsmen, says Jonathan Agnew.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he would be prepared to manage another English club if Roman Abramovich no longer wanted him.
More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.
Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham try personal touch on conservative activists in Oklahoma City.