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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul
Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents for hours in central Kabul, following an explosion that shook the capital. Extra police heading for Stockholm
Reinforcements of specially trained police are being sent to Stockholm after five nights of unprecedented rioting in the capital's suburbs. Dancer 'lied' in Berlusconi sex case
A dancer alleged to have had paid sex as a minor with Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi tells a court she lied to investigators in 2010. Toronto's Ford denies 'crack video'
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has denied allegations from a major Canadian newspaper he was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine. IMF chief Lagarde made key witness
A French court does not place IMF head Christine Lagarde under investigation over a payout made when she was finance minister, making her a key witness instead. Nigeria Boko Haram camps 'destroyed'
The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country. Woolwich: Security services defended
The UK government defends the security services against criticism they missed signs which might have helped prevent the murder of a soldier in London. 'Poor response' to Iraq abuse claims
The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry. Obama: Sex assaults harm military
President Barack Obama tells US Navy graduates they must help end a culture of sexual assault that is tarnishing the image of the military. Two held after plane alert over UK
Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.