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Syrian troops backed by tanks and warplanes fought to repel an attack on the central prison in Aleppo after rebels blew up its walls in suicide car bombings.
A London court on Wednesday heard that British murder-accused Shrien Dewani has suffered a mental health relapse, but his extradition is still set to go ahead on July 1.
Protesters have clashed with Israeli forces in the West Bank as thousands of Palestinians commemorated the Nakba "catastrophe" of the Jewish state's creation in 1948.
The rebel Free Syrian Army pledged to punish atrocities amid outrage over a video showing the mutilation of a corpse.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar were ordered to evacuate as the cyclone bears down on coastal areas.
Explosions in Iraq, including two car bombs and a roadside blast in the northern city of Kirkuk, have killed 12 people and wounded 23 others.
A wealthy Chinese Maserati owner hired four sledgehammer-wielding men to smash up his $420,000 supercar in protest at poor customer service.
Bulgaria is in political uncertainty after final election results showed that the Socialist Party failed to secure enough seats to form a government.
The US envoy for North Korea hailed a move by a Chinese bank to close the account of a North Korean bank as a meaningful step.
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Disgraced British cardinal Keith O'Brien has been ordered to leave Scotland for a spiritual retreat following abuse allegations against him.
The man accused of holding three young US women captive for a decade in his house in Cleveland will plead innocent to charges of rape and kidnapping.
This puppy finds the Lion King a real tearjerker.
A postman on the Italian island of Sardinia has been charged with theft over 400 kilograms of undelivered mail found at his home.
Queens Park Ranger’s French striker Loic Remy has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
Iran held two sets of talks aimed at easing tensions over its nuclear programme, but prospects for any breakthrough were low ahead of next month's elections.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has vowed to take action against perpetrators of violence against women in his country.
Bangladesh labour activists and manufacturers welcomed plans by foreign retailers to improve safety standards at garment factories after a disaster which killed over 1,100 people.
A defendant in the trial concerning a fatal gang-rape on a bus in Delhi last December is in a "very critical" condition in hospital.
A video has emerged of a construction crew tearing down one of the Belize’s largest ancient Mayan pyramids, to turn into gravel.
Brazil became the third and largest Latin American country to give a de facto green light to same-sex marriage.
The US administration pushed back after being accused of undermining press freedom by seizing reporters' phone records, claiming officials took the drastic steps to protect America
Venezuela has inaugurated a mausoleum that will hold the remains of the South American liberator Simon Bolivar.
The death toll from an accident at a US-owned mine in remote eastern Indonesia rose to four, as rescuers struggle to reach 23 workers still trapped underground in a collapsed mine would like to send you push notifications.
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