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The Boy Scouts of America will vote on a proposal to lift a ban on openly gay scouts that has been in place throughout its 103-year history.
The woman who gave two bloodied knifemen a stern talking to has been hailed as a hero for embodying the "spirit of London".
The Afghan government has praised its security forces for beating back a Taliban assault on central Kabul that left seven dead.
Counterterrorism police have questioned Abu Nusaybah, a friend of one of two suspects in the killing of a British soldier, after a BBC interview.
As Barack Obama embarks on his first major presidential tour of Africa, David Smith looks at how the US president's ancestral homeland will miss out.
An attack in which a man, presumed to be a soldier, was "beheaded" in a London street has been described by police as a possible terror attack.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Sunday of further Israeli strikes inside Syria.
A tornado has swept through an Oklahoma City suburb, tearing down blocks of homes, two schools and killing 91 people, 20 of which were children