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A brazen attack on the Yemeni Ministry of Defence in the capital Sana'a has left at least 20 people dead, say security officials.
Gunmen have killed a US chemistry teacher working at an international school in the Libyan city of Benghazi, news reports say.
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC after suggesting on his show that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin eats faeces.
Workers at fast-food restaurants across the US are walking off the job to press for higher wages and better working conditions.
The UN Security Council has approved the deployment of thousands of French and African soldiers to try to halt the country's descent into chaos.
A Canadian woman has inadvertently live-tweeted her husband's death after writing about a car crash on Twitter.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 (£2,900) and a car to buy a video allegedly showing him using crack cocaine, according to notes from police wiretaps.
The Fast & Furious team has released a two-minute tribute video in memory of Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash near Hollywood at the weekend.
A six-sided storm on Saturn that contains a huge hurricane has been pictured in the highest resolution yet by a Nasa spacecraft.
Sir Richard Branson has announced his entry back into motor racing as part of the new Formula E electric car championship.