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At a time of economic doom and gloom across much of Europe - the credit rating for Turkey has been upgraded.
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.
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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.
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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.
Senior US tax officials deny the extra scrutiny given to conservative political groups ahead of the 2012 election was motivated by partisan bias.
Air raids target a militant training camp in north-east Nigeria as a military plane is hit by anti-aircraft fire, officials say.
After years of conflict, it can be difficult to imagine the people of Mogadishu enjoying a nightlife.