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A collection of unusual items signed by South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is to be auctioned to raise money for charity.
Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history.
Tiger Woods cards a three-under-par 69 in his opening round at the Open at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
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Can China make Party mistresses a thing of the past?
A former detective says three investigations into Cyril Smith sex abuse allegations were stopped.
Mexico abuse allegations raise uncomfortable questions
An internal report warns of the dangers automated vehicles could pose to law enforcement, and notes some potential benefits.
One Jewish man and two youths have been charged by Israeli prosecutors with the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair, Israel's justice ministry says.
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Campaigners win a High Court battle against cuts to council library services.
Microsoft's search engine Bing is following Google in allowing Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from its online results.
Mexican prosecutors say they will examine whether previous complaints against a children's home raided on Tuesday amid abuse allegations were ignored.
A six-year-old schoolgirl is allegedly raped by two staff at a school in the southern city of Bangalore, the latest in a series of sexual assault cases that have made headlines in India.
Artists in Japan use a paddy field measuring 140m by 100m to create a giant scene from a legend about Mount Fuji using different coloured rice plants.
The original five cast members of The Big Bang Theory are still without contracts, two weeks ahead of the start of shooting of the eighth series.
Nico Rosberg is to alter the design of a helmet celebrating Germany's World Cup win after Fifa objected.
Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan wants the government to borrow $1bn (£580m) to strengthen the military's capability to fight militant Islamists.
Ukraine accuses Russia of shooting down one of its military aircraft over Ukrainian territory