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An Australian radio presenter is sacked after asking PM Julia Gillard in a live interview if her long-term partner, Tim Mathieson, is gay.
A look back at Superman's comic book origins
Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro win for their album Opposites, You Me At Six and Bring Me The Horizon are also honoured.
Five new products exciting tech tycoons
Animal welfare charity the USPCA says it is "shocked and stunned" by the number of people taking part in organised cock fighting.
Educators at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh outline their vision for future learning.
David Warner's attack on England player Joe Root was "despicable", says Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.
Why Joss Whedon shot a Shakespeare film in his house
Police in the Czech Republic arrest a top aide to the prime minister amid raids on government offices as part of a crackdown on organised crime.
A new one-mile-long bridge linking Romania and Bulgaria across the River Danube is due to open on Friday.
David Loyn reports on the heavy price paid by Afghan troops as they are set to take the lead in combat operations across the whole country.
Millions of voters across Iran have begun casting their ballots in the country's presidential elections.
The United States says it is increasing the scope and scale of military support for opposition forces in Syria after it concluded that President Assad's forces had used chemical weapons.
The number of fouls committed by Premier League players has dropped by 22% since 2006, according to new figures.
Ex-Wales flanker Dafydd Jones expects Sam Warburton to start the first Lions Test but says Justin Tipuric is breathing down his neck.
Teenagers are trying to salvage their dream trip to Australia after a charity said it would have to be cancelled after it called in an insolvency firm.
Greater Manchester's Police and Crime Commissioner says transporting Dale Cregan from Manchester to Preston was costly and risky.
Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is to leave New York University, where he is a visiting fellow, this summer, the university confirms.
Britain's No 1 on missing the French Open
British & Irish Lions prop Adam Jones on stalking an Everton hero, rapping, tour fines and a 'massive few days'