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Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details, vows in an interview to fight any bid to extradite him from Hong Kong.
A 14-year-old schoolgirl, who has not been seen since Monday, is believed to be with a 35-year-old man, police say.
Protesters are again filing into Istanbul's Taksim Square, after a night of violent clashes with police, and they are refusing to leave the nearby Gezi Park.
More than 200 flights in and out of the UK have been cancelled because of a two-day strike by French air traffic controllers.
The right of police and crime commissioners to sack chief constables is defended by Welsh Secretary David Jones after Gwent's top officer was forced out.
A year since it was first discovered in the wider environment and ancient woodland, the impact of the disease is starting to become evident.
Three European feminists are sentenced to four months in prison in Tunisia for staging a topless protest in support of a detained activist.
A concept aircraft of the future has been shown off at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels David Warner's reported attack on Joe Root tarnishes the whole Australia set-up.
New Zealand's pursuit of 244 in the Champions Trophy against Australia is abandoned because of rain at Edgbaston.
A beach town in the US state of New Jersey is passing a ban on the wearing of low-slung trousers or jeans on the boardwalk.
More than 250 flights in and out of the UK cancelled in two-day French air traffic controllers' strike.
Many post-primary pupils in Belfast are to be given a day off school on Monday, due to concerns over traffic disruption during the first day of the G8 summit.
A Japanese firm carries out what it believes is the first test of streaming 4K resolution television to a set-top box over the internet.
Andy Murray's first match since suffering a back injury last month is disrupted by rain at Queen's Club.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the helm of a political movement called the Popular Front, as protesters demand his resignation.
Kenya's MPs agree to drop their annual salary by nearly 40%, from $120,000 to $75,000, following a public outcry, a government-appointed body says.
A study of the movements of cheetahs suggests that their hunting prowess comes not from sheer speed, but from rapid acceleration and deceleration.
A man accused of imprisoning three women for about a decade in his home in Cleveland, Ohio, pleads not guilty, though lawyers hint of a plea deal.
The charity Joshua's Wish is closed, leaving a group of more than 60 young people thousands of pounds out of pocket.