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Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll passes a medical at West Ham on Tuesday prior to a potential £15m move.
The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials announce.
The Chilean Supreme Court approves the extradition of former Argentine judge Otilio Romano, accused of human rights abuses under the military government.
Ministers are considering a ban on face-down restraint in English mental hospitals as figures show the technique is being widely used.
Montreal's Mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, a day after his arrest on 14 fraud charges, the latest scandal to hit Canadian local politics.
At least 28 people, including a newly-elected lawmaker, are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
Mali's government signs a peace deal with Tuareg rebels to end conflict in the north in the run-up to elections next month.
Five-time singles champion Venus Williams pulls out of Wimbledon, which begins on Monday, because of a back injury.
Portraits by 19th century photographers Henry and Charles Meade are subjects of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
UK minister Michael Moore tells the BBC it would be "nonsensical" to negotiate the exit terms of Scottish independence ahead of the historic referendum.
Dispensing with cross-examination of some witnesses is suggested by the Supreme Court president as a way to cut costs.
Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that could be at risk of fuel tank fires, after initially refusing a US government request to do so.
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers accept an invitation from the Japanese prime minster to visit his country.
David Cameron agrees to meet the parents of murdered April Jones after they challenge him to get involved in the fight over indecent images of children online.
An Italian court sentences to life in prison a man who carried out a school bomb attack in 2012, which killed a teenage girl and injured nine others.
Two junior doctors develop giant 3D animations of human body parts to make medics' lectures more memorable.
A man appears in court charged with murdering an 18-year-old woman in Sheffield whose head had been severed.
The case of the last UK resident held in Guantanamo Bay has been raised by Prime Minister David Cameron in talks with US President Barack Obama, the Foreign Office says.
MPs in Moscow back a bill banning adoption of Russian orphans by foreign gay couples and by foreign singles from countries allowing gay marriage.
An Oregon motorist suspected of fatally running down a US man on a quest to dribble a football from Seattle to Brazil for charity is arrested.