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The new moderator of the Church of Scotland officially takes up her post as the Kirk's General Assembly gets under way.
Tunisia bans the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia from holding a meeting in the city of Kairouan, raising fears of possible violence.
Jose Mourinho describes his season as "the worst of my career" after Real Madrid's Copa del Rey final defeat.
India batsman Rahul Dravid is shocked after three of his Rajasthan Royals IPL stars are arrested over spot-fixing claims.
A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir is taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say.
The man who organised the student protest against Nigel Farage during his visit to Edinburgh has defended the action as "constructive criticism".
Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are sent off as Real Madrid lose bad-tempered Copa del Rey final 2-1 to Atletico Madrid.
More than 60 people have died in attacks in and around Baghdad, apparently targeting Sunnis, in the worst day of violence in Iraq for months.
More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in several bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq's worst day of violence for months.
Police find what they believe is a bomb in the Foxes Glen area of west Belfast - the scene of a gun attack on officers on Thursday afternoon.
Ahead of his final match in charge of Manchester United, manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks back on his decision to retire - and reveals what he will miss most about the club.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh placed their feet in casts on Friday as they visited Cornwall
Conservative protesters have broken up a gay rally in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
Leinster produce a display of clinical finishing as they beat Stade Francais in Friday's Amlin Challenge Cup final.
The UN's refugee agency says that more than 1.5m people have fled the conflict in Syria, and warns the total is likely to be far higher.
The mayor of the Canadian city of Toronto, Rob Ford, denies allegations that he has been caught on video smoking crack cocaine.
Stoke City are to investigate after reports that a pig's head was left in striker Kenwyne Jones's locker.
Retired IT manager Nigel Clarke, from Kent in the UK, has launched a website listing the call centre menu sequences for accessing thousands of services.
James Anderson becomes only the fourth England player to take 300 Test wickets during the first Test against New Zealand.
The inquest into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko could be replaced by a form of public inquiry to allow evidence about Russia's alleged role in the killing to be heard in secret.