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Grassroots Conservatives attack David Cameron's support for gay marriage, saying it has made winning the next election "virtually impossible".
Up to 60 people were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a parade in the US state of Virginia, officials say.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party, is shot dead in the city of Karachi.
The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.
A scientist studying one of the most lethal creatures on the planet, the box jellyfish, believes its venom could be useful for medical research.
The jailed Somali pirates sharing an island with millionaires
The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
The singers who brought colour to the 58th Eurovision Song Contest
A Scottish government paper on independence will argue Scotland's potential for growth is being held back by the lack of decision-making powers.
The latest UK government paper on the impact of Scottish independence will claim the UK is better placed to manage the risk of a financial crisis.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Malmo in Sweden, with her song Only Teardrops.
Police in the Serbian capital Belgrade make 104 arrests as rival fans of the city's Partizan and Red Star teams clash at a match.
Behind the scenes at this year's musical jamboree
David Beckham leaves the pitch in tears as he completes the final home match of his career - for French champions Paris St-Germain.
By the man who ghost-wrote Ferguson's programme notes
Alexei Balabanov, the Russian director whose cult films caught the wildness of Russia's early post-Soviet years, dies at the age of 54.
No 10 denies that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments reported in several papers describing Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government.
The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence.