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SA boy dies after 'teacher beating'

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:52
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.

Putin divorce goes through

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:36
The Kremlin confirms that the divorce of Russian President Vladimir Putin from his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila, has been finalised.

'Looted' artefacts removed from sale

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:29
Two ancient artefacts are withdrawn from auctions after suspicions were raised that they had been illegally smuggled out of Italy.

Prison escape in quake-hit Chile city

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:28
Chile's authorities have deployed soldiers to the quake-hit city of Iquique after some 300 inmates flee a women's prison.

Germany approves first minimum wage

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:59
German Chancellor Angela Merkel approves the country's first minimum wage, at 8.50 euros an hour, to start in 2015.

US mudslide site yields more bodies

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:40
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.

First Yewtree suspect 'took own life'

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:37
The first person to be charged as part of Operation Yewtree took his own life, a coroner rules.

First Bolivian satellite starts work

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:11
The first Bolivian telecommunications satellite, Tupac Katari, has started its operations and is expected to lower the cost of mobile communication.

M&S planning overseas expansion

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:03
Marks and Spencer announces plans to open 250 stores abroad and increase international profits by 40% over the next three years.

Day in pictures: 2 April 2014

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:46
News photos from past 24 hours: 2 April

VIDEO: Lucky escape for chainsaw workman

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:38
A Pennsylvania man is recovering in hospital after suffering a horrific injury while cutting trees near his home in Ross Township.

Stolen art 'hung on kitchen wall'

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:31
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.

VIDEO: Titanic letter could fetch £100,000

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:23
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.

Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:13
Comparing the country before and after the Taliban