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Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
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A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 69.
Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago
The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.
A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" by the prospect of driving his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The mock Islamic State 'sex slave market' in London
Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
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Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
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Wales international Gareth Bale is facing a race to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool.
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.