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A rights group says a US man has been held in UAE for months, accused of endangering national security after posting a parody video about youth culture.
Venezuelans vote amid divisions over Maduro leadership
The rented cottage where skull fragments of murdered schoolgirl April Jones were found should not be allowed to become a "monument to evil", says the local MP.
Prison officers' union calls for tighter security after drones were used to try to smuggle contraband into jails in US and Canada.
A massive "communal latrine" full of thousands of fossilised poos offers a time capsule to the dawn of the dinosaurs, scientists say.
Out of senate but Berlusconi fights on, says Alan Johnston
A virus that hit farms in the UK last year came from midges blown across the Channel from France and Belgium, scientists have confirmed.
A businessman who murdered a family of four in a revenge attack after he lost a legal case against them is jailed for a minimum of 40 years.
The official video game for the Ashes cricket tour is pulled from sale after being branded "shameful", "embarrassing" and "farcical".
Scientists set out a broad plan for the big space science missions that will be launched over the next two decades by the European Space Agency.
Dubai celebrates with fireworks as it is chosen to host the World Expo trade convention in 2020.
A French hostage held hostage by Islamist militants in Nigeria for nearly a year describes how he managed to escape.
A South Africa court rules that opposition politician Julius Malema should stand trial next next year on charges including fraud.
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A serial conman is sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of murdering a wealthy woman.
Charles Saatchi was funding a monthly household credit card bill of £100,000, with his then wife Nigella Lawson spending £7,000 a month, a court hears.
The US government agrees to pay $50m (£31m) after it was said to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.
France is "more pessimistic" about the state of its economy than fellow eurozone countries, a European Commission survey has found.
A giant disk of spinning ice is spotted in a river in North Dakota, US.
Iran has invited UN atomic agency the IAEA to visit its Arak heavy water plant for the first time in more than two years.