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A South African teacher could be charged with murder after the death of a student he allegedly beat around the head with a belt, police say.
The Kremlin confirms that the divorce of Russian President Vladimir Putin from his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila, has been finalised.
Two ancient artefacts are withdrawn from auctions after suspicions were raised that they had been illegally smuggled out of Italy.
Chile's authorities have deployed soldiers to the quake-hit city of Iquique after some 300 inmates flee a women's prison.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel approves the country's first minimum wage, at 8.50 euros an hour, to start in 2015.
The death toll from a mudslide that hit the north-western US state of Washington has risen to 28 people, with 20 others still missing.
The first person to be charged as part of Operation Yewtree took his own life, a coroner rules.
The first Bolivian telecommunications satellite, Tupac Katari, has started its operations and is expected to lower the cost of mobile communication.
Marks and Spencer announces plans to open 250 stores abroad and increase international profits by 40% over the next three years.
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A Pennsylvania man is recovering in hospital after suffering a horrific injury while cutting trees near his home in Ross Township.
Paintings by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard hung on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall for almost 40 years after being stolen, police reveal.
The only letter known to have been written onboard the Titanic on the day it sank is expected to fetch around £100,000 when it is auctioned this month.
Comparing the country before and after the Taliban