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Real Madrid and Barcelona are among seven Spanish clubs to be investigated over alleged illegal state aid.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that British troops can leave Afghanistan in 2014 with "heads held high" after a "job very well done".
More than 20 people, including women and children, are killed, most of them hacked to death in eastern DR Congo, UN peacekeepers say.
A Nottinghamshire company takes on new staff after winning an order to make what is thought to be the smallest production car in the world.
Entertainment and media solicitor at Hamlins law firm, Callum Galbraith, says he does not think a court order stopping the paparazzi from harassing One Direction star Harry Styles will have a major impact on his appeal.
Former manager Glenn Hoddle is interested in a return to Spurs after Andre Villas-Boas's sacking as White Hart Lane boss.
EU foreign ministers seek to reassure Russia that a trade deal with Ukraine would not be "detrimental" to Moscow.
World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko gives up his WBC title in order to focus on politics in Ukraine.
The White House rules out any amnesty for Edward Snowden, as a federal judge rules US government snooping on phone calls may be unconstitutional.
The Syrian government has agreed to allow UN aid into areas trapped by fighting between rebels and the regime's forces, a spokesman has told the BBC.
Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine - the star of several psychological thrillers produced by Alfred Hitchcock - has died in California aged 96.
Brazilian builders go on strike at the World Cup stadium in Manaus, a day after a court order halted high work following the death of a worker.
The US challenges makers of antibacterial soaps to prove they are safe, warning a chemical in such products may be harmful.
Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat has said the gang rape of a student in Delhi had "emboldened" women and encouraged many victims of sexual crime to come forward.
A man and a woman have been charged over tweets sent to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, says the Crown Prosecution Service.
The UN says more than 1,200 people have been killed in Islamist-related violence in north-east Nigeria since a state of emergency declared in May.
Croatia defender Josip Simunic is banned for 10 matches by Fifa for leading fans in a chant with pro-Nazi connotations.
Chinese doctors save a man's severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, buying time before reattaching it to his injured arm.
Mothers perceive their youngest children as shorter than they actually are, a study suggests.
A Rwandan ex-mayor found guilty of genocide by a UN-back war crimes tribunal in 2011 has his sentence extended from 15 to 25 years on appeal.