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Manchester City finish as Group D runners-up despite staging a fine comeback to beat group winners Bayern Munich.
A constitutional reform which would allow Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to run for a fourth term is adopted by the National Assembly.
US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to invent a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.
The handshake between US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was unplanned, the White House says.
The Supreme Court in Bangladesh stays the execution of an Islamist leader, Abdul Kader Mullah, following a last-minute appeal, his lawyers say.
The first private mission to Mars will feature a TV satellite and a robot lander carrying experiments designed by school students.
The entire Muslim community of a small town in the Central African Republic has relocated to a makeshift camp in the playground of a school to avoid Christian reprisal attacks.
Health chiefs suspend a specialist liver surgeon linked to the "avoidable deaths" of eight patients he operated on in Cardiff.
Gunmen kill eight Kenyans, including five policemen, after ambushing a police patrol near the border with Somalia, police say.
Two Bangladeshi cameramen, who gained access to leather factories near Dhaka to reveal squalid working conditions, have been awarded the Rory Peck award for examining humanitarian or social issues.
Comic Relief will carry out a "full review" after claims millions of pounds were invested in funds with shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms.
The coldest temperature ever of -93C has been recorded in the heart of Antarctica.
A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island confirm.
A British man who spent years fighting extradition to the United States has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.
A project that uses sensors to monitor eating and exercise with a view to reducing obesity levels is to be funded by the EU.
The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from inside the protest camp in Kiev's Independence Square.
The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
The boss of Domino's Pizza should "probably pay his staff a little more" if he wants to recruit extra workers, the UK's immigration minister says.
Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel criticises plans to award double points for the season's final race from 2014.
Prof Peter Higgs has received his Nobel prize for physics at a ceremony in Stockholm.