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Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.
Eighties pop legends Spandau Ballet perform some of their greatest hits at the premiere of a film about their at times turbulent career.
A law that makes it easier to declare missing people dead comes into force in England and Wales on Wednesday after a long campaign.
Police investigating the disappearance of missing 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross find a body in a west London river.
An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.
Are US fraternities doing enough to stop campus rape?
Local landline calls in the Aberdeen area and four other UK cities now require the area code to be dialled under changes aimed at freeing up more numbers.
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).
Female comics are enjoying a surge in popularity with audiences flocking to see acts including Miranda Hart and Sarah Millican, according to a set of new findings.
Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".
There are warnings that a lack of higher education in some parts of England could hamper the growth of local economies.
The mystery of Connie Converse, the original singer-songwriter
How Iraqis are using comedy to tackle fear of Islamic State
US yoga practitioners insist it isn't primarily about fitness. But the definition can be flexible.
Two Dalit widows are appointed priests at a temple in south-west India, in a rare move for a country where caste prejudice is still rife.
One photographer's take on 1960s Britain
How legalising same sex unions changed lives for one gay couple
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused.
A man strangled his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend to death with a scarf "to teach her a lesson", a court hears.