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A small-format Francis Bacon triptych of his lover George Dyer sells for £26.7m at a London auction.
Should the EU's parliament building in Strasbourg be abolished, and all sessions held in Brussels instead?
Labour is proposing to give more power to cities outside London and the English regions that surround them.
India's Supreme Court grants bail to Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of a news magazine who is charged with raping a female colleague.
Refugees from eastern Ukraine and Crimea are finding refuge at the former Ukrainian president's luxurious residence - Mezhigorye.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he is "ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated" by his behaviour after leaving rehab following two months of intensive treatment.
Israel vows retribution against Hamas, the militant Palestinian group it says kidnapped and murdered three teenagers in the occupied West Bank.
Embattled US car giant General Motors says it will recall another 8.4 million cars whose ignition switch defects have been linked to at least three deaths.
Anti-terrorism laws around the world are preventing aid agencies reaching people in desperate need, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos warns.
Why Africa is still waiting to taste World Cup success