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MI5 'approached Woolwich suspect'
UK security service MI5 asked London street attack suspect Michael Adebolajo if he wanted to work for them half a year ago, a childhood friend claims. 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. 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. Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul
Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents for hours in central Kabul, following an explosion that shook the capital. Author investigated for 'clown' gibe
Portuguese author and journalist Miguel Sousa Tavares is being investigated for calling President Anibal Cavaco Silva "a clown" in an interview. Barrick Gold fined for Chile project
Chilean authorities fine the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences at an Andean mine. 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. Arizona sheriff 'profiled' Hispanics
The office of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, improperly targeted Hispanics in patrols for undocumented immigrants, a judge finds. China-Swiss free-trade deal sealed
China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.