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Anglo American Platinum plans to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa after its profits were affected by violent labour strikes last year.
A West Yorkshire Police report finds "no evidence" Jimmy Savile was protected from arrest or prosecution as a result of his relationship with the force.
Firefighters and bystanders have helped rescue a group of workmen caught in a flash flood in China's Sichuan province.
A teenager from London wins a $100,000 fellowship from one of the original Facebook investors and the man behind PayPal.
Dramatic images as Argentine town emerges from floodwaters
Station has described a "very steady stream" of ammonia flakes leaking from the platform's cooling system.
A fire on a freight train carrying chemical substances in Russia injures dozens of people and forces hundreds more to be evacuated.
GlaxoSmithKline launches a new partnership with Save the Children to develop medicines to tackle child mortality in Africa.
Africa loses twice as much money through tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers as it gets from donors, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan warns.
Millions of Chinese internet users post online pledges not to kill themselves in recent days, in reaction to a woman's death seen as suspicious.
The first few chapters of a new book by author Candace Bushnell were leaked on her own Twitter feed by "Guccifer" hacker
One of the two men jailed for life for the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence loses leave to appeal against his conviction.
Scientists and astronomers gathered in Tennant Creek, Australia to watch an annular Solar eclipse on Friday.
Losses at International Airlines Group balloon in the first quarter due to its troubled Spanish carrier Iberia.
Tim Lambesis, lead singer of US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, pleads not guilty to charge of attempting to plot the murder of his estranged wife.
India's Supreme Court rejects Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt's petition asking the court to review its earlier order sending him to jail for five years for firearms offences during the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
A gang of cybercriminals stole $45m (£29m) by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the world, US prosecutors say.
A woman has been killed by a pack of pit bull terriers while she was jogging in Los Angeles County, California police say.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso sets the pace in a wet-dry first practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Ohio prosecutors will seek aggravated murder charges that could carry the death penalty against the man suspected of kidnapping three women.