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German police investigate reports that refugees were abused by staff at an asylum centre in the western town of Burbach.
The EU is expected to accuse Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals from officials to leave.
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is sworn in at a ceremony in Kabul.
Tributes are paid to a teacher who was stabbed to death at a school in Leeds by her family, friends and civic dignitaries at a memorial service attended by hundreds.
Ashraf Ghani is sworn in as Afghanistan's new president under a unity deal with his rival, ending months of deadlock over a disputed election.
Prosecutors say Radovan Karadzic was the driving force behind persecution of non-Serbs in the 1990s, as closing arguments are heard at his Hague trial.
A fire has broken out on a cross-Channel ferry, operator P&O has confirmed.
Max Verstappen will be the youngest participant in a GP weekend when he drives in practice in Japan, three days after turning 17.
Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.
The marriage of actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin is sealed with a civil ceremony in Venice.
Ex-Ryder Cup captain Mark James says USA's Phil Mickelson broke an unwritten rule by criticising his captain Tom Watson.
Two further RAF Tornado jets have carried out a combat mission over Iraq after Parliament authorised air strikes against Islamic State militants.
Microsoft launches the Xbox One in China to become the first major console maker to enter a potentially lucrative market.
MEPs begin questioning each new European Commissioner in turn at public hearings, putting EU policies under close scrutiny.
Three people including a child are killed by a "monster truck" at a motor show in the east of the Netherlands.
Shares in the world's biggest listed winemaker, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), plunge after it rejects two separate multi-billion takeover offers.
Three people are killed and many others injured as a "monster truck" ploughs into onlookers at a motor show in the Netherlands.
The political rise of Robert Mugabe's wife Grace
North Korean state media issues guidelines on the proper manners of using the increasingly popular mobile phone.