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Away from Glastonbury's soggy tents and wet sleeping bags, the site's Love Fields offers festival goers a glamping alternative
BBC News visits 'the Sandhurst of the Sands' - the Afghan army academy training troops in preparation for the withdrawal of international forces.
Bulgaria's central bank says there has been a systematic attempt to destabilise the country through attacks on the banking system.
Germany's World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has his 90-day ban from football activity lifted by governing body Fifa.
A tribunal in the Vatican convicts the Church's former envoy to the Dominican Republic of sex abuse and defrocks him.
A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has suffered a heart attack, days before the Olympic athlete's murder trial resumes.
The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.
Council and school workers in the GMB have voted by three to one to strike on 10 July over pay, the union says.
Southampton defender Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United for £27m after completing a medical at the club.
Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed quickly in order to defuse the political crisis.
MPs' watchdog considers a complaint about Labour's Jon Cruddas and Rachel Reeves over links to IPPR think tank.
Barcelona are still keen to sign Uruguay's Luis Suarez despite his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.
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A US court has forced Facebook to hand over details of 381 users, but the social media company says the request violates the US constitution.
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini says the decision to give Luis Suarez a four-month ban from football for biting him is 'excessive'.
How will militant group follow its spectacular Iraq success?
The Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils proposals to revamp the stairs made famous in the 1976 film Rocky.
Security fears have prompted Norway to end its trials of electronic voting during national elections.
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The number of people displaced internally by the turmoil in Ukraine has reached 54,400 with 16,400 fleeing in the past week alone, the UN says.