In Mexico around 25,000 people have disappeared since the drug war began six years ago.
The Supreme Court rules relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the UK government for damages under Human Rights Act.
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope, strontium-90, have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
Gunmen enter a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, firing their weapons, following a loud explosion, witnesses say.
US President Barack Obama is to speak at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, where he is expected to call for cuts in US and Russian nuclear arsenals.
England's healthcare regulator may have covered up knowledge of its own failings after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, a report says.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades urges eurozone leaders to help his country's biggest bank and sharply criticises the bailout agreed in March.
Afghanistan suspends talks on a bilateral security agreement with the US, after Washington's announcement of peace talks with the Taliban.
Celebrations begin for the 90th birthday of Israel's President Shimon Peres, in the presence of celebrities and world leaders.
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Military police are being deployed in several cities in Brazil to help control a wave of violent protests.
Brazil is to send a national security force to five major cities to help restore order after massive protests, the justice ministry says.
Football fixtures for the Premier League, Football League and Scottish leagues for the 2013-14 season are announced.
Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese property developer, says it will spend £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and property in London.
Claims of manipulation rock Hague's Balkans tribunal
North Korea denounces a report that leader Kim Jong-un gave out copies of Adolf Hitler's memoir Mein Kampf to officials on his birthday.
US satellite TV operator Dish Network says it will not submit a revised bid for Sprint Nextel, leaving the way open for a rival bid from Japan's Softbank.
Russia falls again for eggs once despised as tsar’s playthings
Journalist Michael Hastings, whose reporting ended the career of US General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a crash in Los Angeles aged 33.
British and Irish Lions wing George North has overcome injury ahead of the first Test against Australia on Saturday.