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Mexican prosecutors say they will examine whether previous complaints against a children's home raided on Tuesday amid abuse allegations were ignored.
A French high-speed TGV train collides with a regional express in south-western France injuring several people.
Ajinkya Rahane hits a century as England fail to capitalise on helpful conditions on the first day of the second Test at Lord's.
Broadway legend and film and television star Elaine Stritch dies at her home in Michigan at the age of 89.
Canadian authorities lay 31 charges, including bribery and fraud, against Senator Mike Duffy in an ongoing expenses row.
Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire resume after a temporary truce in Gaza ends, but talks continue in Egypt for a fuller ceasefire.
Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke receives a two-year ban and is sacked by Team Sky for an anti-doping violation.
A violent police chase through three California cities following a bank robbery leaves two gunmen and a female hostage dead.
Beyonce is in the running for eight prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year and best female.
The recent leaks of scripts and footage from the new Doctor Who series were due to a "damaging mistake", according to the BBC's commercial arm.
Louis van Gaal describes himself as a "democratic" manager in his first news conference as Manchester United boss.
Blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his energetic solo performances, has died at the age of 70.
Israel's foreign minister and Hamas deny earlier reports of a truce deal to end fighting in Gaza between Israel and Palestinian militants.
A Ukrainian security spokesman accuses the Russian air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.
Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.
The UK has seen its hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office says, with temperatures set to climb even higher on Friday.
Airbnb's new logo has been criticised and mocked by social media users, although others have praised the rebrand.
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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.
Figures indicate 20% increase in sexual offences in England and Wales - a rise partly attributed to the Jimmy Savile scandal - while overall crime remains static.