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Indonesia's outgoing president urges both election camps to keep supporters in check while counting takes place, after both claim victory.
David Cameron's pledge to toughen the rules governing unions' strike ballots makes headlines, while tax avoidance remains on front pages.
Argentina's World Cup final date at the Maracana on Sunday may mean the worst is still to come for hosts Brazil, says Phil McNulty.
A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.
The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is the right time for a debate on the merits of a written constitution, MPs say.
There has been a "significant" and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.
A government organisation temporarily suspends online advertising after a BBC Newsnight investigation found ads being shown before extremist videos.
Brazilian police formally accuse the director of a Fifa partner firm and 11 other people over an alleged World Cup ticket-reselling scandal.
How to Train Your Dragon sequel aims to outdo original
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.
Oscar Wilde's court ordeal brought to stage by his grandson
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition
Demand for housing continues to outstrip supply in the Scottish market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The identity of a man found with severe amnesia in Peterborough almost two months ago is "a complete mystery" say health workers caring for him.
A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.
Iran and Iraq's uneasy relationship - in 90 seconds
Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.
Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in a drab semi-final.
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