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Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been expelled from the Senate over his conviction for tax fraud.
Three people are killed in an accident at a Sao Paulo stadium that is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup football, officials say.
Police warn people talking about paedophile rock star Ian Watkins on social media they run a "very real risk" of identifying his victims.
A diplodocus skeleton, which is believed to be one of only six relatively complete specimens in the world, has sold at auction in West Sussex for £400,000.
A huge pavilion in the shape of a suitcase has been built in the Russian capital, Moscow, but has drawn criticism from government officials.
Nepal's acting PM Khil Raj Regmi congratulates his country's cricket team after they qualify for their first major tournament in Abu Dhabi.
Google is cracking down on abuses of YouTube's comment system that were made possible because it tied the posts to its Google+ social network.
A California judge temporarily curbs production of the popular sriracha hot sauce after nearby residents complained of the factory's noxious odours.
A man is found guilty of murdering a wealthy woman who was stabbed in the neck in her flat in central London.
Energy giant Npower is to cut 1,400 jobs as part of a major restructuring of its UK operations.
Nigeria FA disciplinary committee chairman Olaleye Adepoju is banned for 10 years for taking a bribe from a club.
The value of a single Bitcoin surpasses $1,000 (£613) for the first time, according to Mt.Gox, the virtual currency's biggest exchange.
The first branch of a British bank in Iraq is opened by the country's Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki.
The Greek economy will shrink further next year and may need more financial help, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
An eight-year-old Argentine boy dubbed the 'Messi of the snows' is to go on trial at Barcelona.
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A Greek reporter is acquitted of breaching privacy over the publishing of a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, with some suspected of tax evasion.
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Prince William has been filmed singing with Jon Bon Jovi in a rendition of his 1986 hit, Livin' On A Prayer. It's a wedding disco classic.