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The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
The Sydney Opera House has been used as a backdrop for a spectacular light show as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.
The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.
State Department releases hundreds of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal "believes" goalkeeper David De Gea will stay at the club next season.
As Islamic State fighters push further across Syria and Iraq, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner asks whether the US-led coalition campaign against the jihadists is flawed.
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.
The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.
Mothers with babies occupy a McDonald's restaurant in the Hungarian capital Budapest in protest after a woman was told not to breast-feed there.
British number one Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay-court tennis of his career ahead of the French Open.
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More than 4,000 security staff are in force as Pakistan stages its first international match since a 2009 terror attack.
As thousands of people are forced to flee as Islamic State fighters advance in Iraq and Syria. John Simpson visits a camp for displaced people in west Baghdad.
Police investigating Hatton Garden jewellery raid in London charge a ninth man with conspiracy to burgle.
NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year
South African officials move to deny that an external staircase on a block of flats had been stolen, after a photo caused a stir on social media.
Lizo Mzimba reports from Vienna where final preparations are underway for Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final.