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US sanctions Syrian workers at agency blamed for chemical weapons

The US has sanctioned 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it blames for developing chemical weapons.

Francois Hollande warns France against voting for Marine Le Pen

French President Francois Hollande has warned of "the risk for our country's future" if far-right leader Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election.

Henri van Breda denies killing his family in South African axe attack

The 22-year-old son of a wealthy South African family has denied slaughtering his parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack.

Russia calls for probe into American paramedic's death in Ukraine

Russia has joined the US in calling for an investigation into the death of an American paramedic killed in eastern Ukraine.

British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses final Iran jail appeal

British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses final Iran jail appeal

A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran has lost a final appeal over her conviction for allegedly plotting to topple the government.

University lecturer Tony Kim named as American held in North Korea

University lecturer Tony Kim named as American held in North Korea

An American citizen who has been arrested in North Korea had been lecturing at a university in Pyongyang, officials have confirmed.

Tight security as New Orleans tears down Confederate statues

Tight security as New Orleans tears down Confederate statues

The first of four Confederate monuments - seen by many as offensive symbols of white supremacy - is being pulled down amid tight security in New Orleans.

LafargeHolcim boss quits in row over cash for armed groups in Syria

LafargeHolcim boss quits in row over cash for armed groups in Syria

The boss of the world's largest cement maker is to quit as it battles claims money it gave to armed groups to protect its interests in Syria, extended to so-called Islamic State.

Woman attacked by shark off isolated British island in the Atlantic

Woman attacked by shark off isolated British island in the Atlantic

A woman attacked by a shark off an isolated British island in the Atlantic is believed to have been flown to the UK for emergency treatment.

Firefighter captures moment girl falls from moving bus

Firefighter captures moment girl falls from moving bus

A four-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after she fell out of the back of a moving bus and smashed her face on the road.

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Man in Thailand broadcasts himself killing his baby daughter live on Facebook

Man in Thailand broadcasts himself killing his baby daughter live on Facebook

A man in Thailand filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter and posted the footage on Facebook before committing suicide.

Firefighter captures moment girl falls from moving bus

Firefighter captures moment girl falls from moving bus

A four-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after she fell out of the back of a moving bus and smashed her face on the road.

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