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Part of a shoe factory collapses in Cambodia, leaving at least two people dead and more feared trapped, officials say.
At least 34 people have been killed in series of bomb attacks across Iraq, several of which targeted mainly Shia districts of Baghdad, officials say.
The planet-hunting space telescope, Kepler, has been hobbled by a broken reaction wheel, say scientists at Nasa.
A flawless diamond has set a world auction record, selling for $26.7m (£17.5m).
Dramatic pictures have emerged of St Petersburg television tower being struck during a lightning storm on Monday.
Zimbabwe seeks its preserve its colonial farmhouses
The White House releases 99 pages of emails related to the attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September last year.
Germany's love of life in the fast lane of the autobahn
Former American football star OJ Simpson makes his case for a new trial on armed robbery charges, saying he did not get proper legal representation.
President Barack Obama announces the head of the US tax agency has quit, after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Amazon's UK unit paid £2.4m in corporation tax last year on sales of £4.3bn - a rate of less than 0.1% - its accounts show.
Cyclone Mahasen is bearing down on the Bay of Bengal, with thousands of people ordered to evacuate low-lying areas in Bangladesh and Burma.
Taiwan has imposed more sanctions on the Philippines, despite an apology from the Philippine president for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.
Mexico's president sacks an official over an incident caused by his daughter last month, in a case of abuse of power that has trended on Twitter.
The UN General Assembly calls for a political transition in Syria and condemns the Damascus government's use of heavy weapons.
A California woman convicted of killing her former boyfriend can be executed because of the cruel and heinous nature of her crime, a jury rules.
More than 100 Conservative MPs, half of all backbenchers, defy the government by backing an amendment to the Queen's Speech on an EU referendum.
Plans for the £200m expansion of film company Pinewood Studios, seen as vital for the British movie industry, are turned down.
Exactly one year after Francois Hollande took office as French President, the country has entered its second recession in four years.
US Attorney General Eric Holder faces hostile questioning at a fractious congressional hearing on two scandals rattling the Obama administration.