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The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.
Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014.
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and water.
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Pop band Duran Duran take legal action against the US company charged with running their fan club over unpaid revenues.
LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.
UK investigators are due to start examining a second black box flight recorder from downed flight MH17, after downloading "valid data" from the first.
Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Sir Elton John, starring Tom Hardy in the main role, tells the singer's life story 'from birth to rehab'.
South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.
Australia's top rights official says the situation at the Christmas Island asylum centre has "significantly deteriorated", with people "plagued by despair".
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.