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- Cameron: We won't give in to terror Thu, 23 May 2013 11:17:50 GMT
- The man killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London on Wednesday was a member of the armed forces, Whitehall sources have confirmed.
- French court questions IMF chief Thu, 23 May 2013 07:40:12 GMT
- IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
- Ecuador satellite space crash fears Thu, 23 May 2013 09:37:33 GMT
- Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been destroyed in a crash with space debris.
- Rafsanjani criticises Iran's leaders Thu, 23 May 2013 11:19:14 GMT
- Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
- Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses Thu, 23 May 2013 11:28:28 GMT
- A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
- Iceland expands volcano monitoring Thu, 23 May 2013 07:39:12 GMT
- Installation is under way of an expanded monitoring system for Iceland's volcanoes, which it is hoped will give the world more warning of the next big eruption.
- Bombers hit Niger barracks and mine Thu, 23 May 2013 11:32:32 GMT
- Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 17 soldiers dead, officials say.
- Global markets fall on growth fears Thu, 23 May 2013 10:37:44 GMT
- Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
- Four American drone deaths confirmed Thu, 23 May 2013 10:10:31 GMT
- US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms that four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011.
- Stockholm riots spread around city Thu, 23 May 2013 10:53:48 GMT
- A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm sees unrest spread around the city, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt.
- Congo truce declared 'for Ban visit' Thu, 23 May 2013 08:57:25 GMT
- M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire to ease the way for UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit the conflict hit area, a spokesman for the group says.
- Nigeria author Achebe to be buried Thu, 23 May 2013 00:25:12 GMT
- Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state.
- Shot US suspect 'admitted' murder Thu, 23 May 2013 09:38:03 GMT
- A Florida man who was shot and killed by Boston bombing investigators was about to confess to a 2011 triple murder before he died, FBI officials say.
- US report warns on China IP theft Thu, 23 May 2013 06:25:47 GMT
- The theft of US intellectual property is "unprecedented" and costing billions, a US report says, pointing to China as the main culprit.
- Nissan recalls over 800,000 vehicles Thu, 23 May 2013 07:14:17 GMT
- Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.