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India 'serial killer' to be executed

September 5, 2014 - 12:59am
An Indian man sentenced to death for murdering a girl in a case dubbed "the house of horrors" will be executed next week, officials say.

Toronto Film Festival kicks off

September 5, 2014 - 12:48am
Robert Downey Jr drama The Judge opens the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, where 300 films will be screened over 11 days.

US vets find 43 socks in sick dog

September 4, 2014 - 11:59pm
US veterinary surgeons operating on a sick dog discover the cause of their patient's malaise - 43 and a half socks.