Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday.
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.
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The first bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.
The UK is still exporting millions of pounds worth of arms and other military equipment to Russia., despite concerns over its links to separatist rebels, say MPs.
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In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.
Former Labour cabinet member Frank Dobson announces he will stand down as an MP at the general election next year.
Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
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Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is to be towed away for scrap, as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever goes on.
Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
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The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.
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Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
High level diplomatic talks are taking place to try to end the violence between Israel and the Palestinians but so far with no breakthrough.
An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.