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Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany.
MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.
Are more people on the move than ever before?
Migrants knowingly boarding ships to Thai prison camps
Rory McIlroy faces a battle to make the cut at the Irish Open after slumping to a first-round nine-over-par 80 at Royal County Down.
The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
Concern is growing in South Korea over the spread of the Mers virus after a man defied quarantine to travel to China.
Sepp Blatter refuses to resign as Fifa president and vows to stay to "restore trust" in the scandal-hit organisation.
A renowned Angolan journalist is given a six-month suspended jail sentence for falsely linking military generals to the "blood diamond" trade.
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt travelled to Teknaf on the southern coast of Bangladesh, from where hundreds of migrants begin the perilous journey across the Bay of Bengal.
Andy Murray beats Portugal's Joao Sousa in four sets to secure his place in the French Open third round.
The European Union suspends its election monitoring mission in Burundi amid political unrest over the president's third-term bid.
Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.
Scottish scientists are working at Diamond, the UK's synchrotron light source, with light that is 10 billion times brighter than the sun.
A 43-year-old woman who enslaved and abused her ex-boyfriend in her Paris flat for more than a year is jailed for 18 months.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.
Alastair Cook wants to mark the appointment of "outstanding" new England coach Trevor Bayliss with a second-Test win over New Zealand.
Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.