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A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say.
American writer Lydia Davis is named as winner of the Man Booker International prize for her "achievement in fiction on the world stage".
The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister.
An electrician and his wife had a shock when they received a mobile phone bill for £163,000, then fought for months to have the debt cleared. BBC Watchdog investigated
David Cameron hails an EU agreement to close tax loopholes as a "turning point", as Google's boss urges politicians to "sort" the system.
The Colombian rebel group Farc denies taking part in the kidnapping of two Spanish tourists in the north-east of the country last Friday.
A couple married for 87 years are invited to a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of the length of their marriage.
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South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.
The Royal Glamorgan hospital in Llantrisant could stop treating the most serious accident and emergency cases as part of a major NHS shake-up in south Wales.
A man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones told a "complex web of lies" about her death, the prosecution says.
A man who killed a couple when he knocked them off their tandem bike in Bristol is jailed for 10 years.
By a wide margin, Los Angeles elects its first Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, a 42-year-old three-term city councilman.
An international human-rights training centre to teach digital skills to activists and protesters opens in the Italian city of Florence.
Up to 20 people are to lose their jobs at Britvic in Belfast after the soft drinks company announced it was to close its factory.
Researchers suggest students in Scotland could be "squeezed out" if there is a yes vote on independence and the free tuition system continues.
EU leaders say they are committed to tackling tax evasion and will push for global action to curb banking secrecy.