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Alain Robert, the man known as the French "Spiderman", has successfully climbed the highest twisted tower in the world.
Mancini eyes Man City trio, Chelsea move for defender Miranda, West Ham want Arsenal's Jenkinson, plus more.
Rapper Kanye West is mobbed by fans after jumping into a lake during a gig in Armenia.
India's biggest online retailer Flipkart teams up with Mumbai's famous lunchbox delivery men to help them get parcels to customers.
New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia is banned for 80 games without pay after testing positive for a banned substance.
Fault in Our Stars is the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards and Marvel's latest film gets a preview.
A court in Hubei province says China's former energy chief Jiang Jiemin has gone on trial for bribery and abuse.
Ugandan animators hope their cartoon character, Katoto, can challenge the global might of Mickey Mouse.
China scraps unlimited Hong Kong entry permits for Shenzhen residents, as repeated shopping trips spark growing anti-mainland sentiment.
Dame Angela Lansbury picked up her first Olivier award last night after a 40 year absence from the West End.
The far-right Jobbik party wins its first ever individual constituency seat in the Hungarian parliament.
China's monthly trade data shows exports fell in March from a year ago by 14.6% in yuan terms compared to expectations for a rise of more than 8%.
A bomb explodes outside Morocco's embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, hours after two people were shot dead at the South Korean embassy.