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Rescue workers in Guatemala search for hundreds of people missing after a mudslide hit a village near the capital, killing at least 26 people.
Australian police say they believe a 15-year-old boy who shot dead a civilian police employee in Sydney had links to terrorism.
Young children given asthma medication before the age of two may not grow to their full height in later life, a preliminary report suggests.
Voters in the mountainous central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan will elect a new parliament on 4 October in a poll markedly different from those in other ex-Soviet states in the region.
Sharon Kirkham heard gunshots and then saw her friend collapse.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
A radio boycott of a quota system to ensure French language music is widely heard is a reminder that cultural protection is very much alive in France, says Hugh Schofield.
Officials investigating a corruption scandal at Brazil's state-run oil company will question ex-President Lula, the supreme court rules.
Can Spanish website crack online challenge?
The patients subjected to intimate examinations - without consent
Few Nigerians can deny they are unruly but Nigerian writer Abaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers whether they can change their behaviour as requested by their president.
Federal agents find six weapons at the college where a gunman killed nine and seven weapons at the gunman's apartment, all purchased legally.
Can a bowl of soup help transform British cities?
The UK's last flying Vulcan bomber is making its final public display flight.
When are mass shooters most likely to inspire copy-cat killings?
A boy has become the the youngest person in the UK to be convicted of a terrorism offence, but could more have been done to stop the development of his jihadist mindset?
Two Michigan farmers discovered a woolly mammoth skeleton completely on accident.
Customs officers at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris have seized 115 live scorpions in two separate shipments.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter will not resign despite major sponsors, including Coca-Cola, calling for him to step down.
The United States, France, Germany and Britain have issued a joint statement, expressing "deep concern" over Russia's military actions in Syria.