France is not doing enough to prevent smacking and other kinds of corporal punishment of children, a top European human rights body has said.

There is 'too much poo' on Mount Everest

Climbers are leaving a big mess on the world’s highest peak.

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CCTV shows 92-year-old man knocked to the ground and mugged for £5

Stanley Evans is not afraid after the attack.

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Attempt to free Ukrainian pilot fails

A Russian court has rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison.

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No federal charge over Ferguson shooting

Former police officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted over the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests, the US Justice ...

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Boston Marathon bombing trial begins

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has gone on trial over the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to “tear people apart and ...

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Stepbrother of missing teen charged with her murder

The stepbrother of 16-year-old Becky Watts has been charged with her murder, while his girlfriend has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice.

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World Health Organisation cuts own sugar advice in half

Newly-confirmed guidelines that recommend people cut their sugar intake in half are hard to meet and would not stop people from becoming obese, a leading nutritionist ...

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Deadly blast at Ukraine coal mine leaves 30 underground

An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government ...

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In photos: Cape Town battles raging wildfires

About 500 people have fled their homes in Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters for a fourth day.

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Becky Watts death: Stepbrother and his girlfriend arrested

The stepbrother of missing British teenager Becky Watts has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

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VIDEO: Turkish Airlines jet nose-dives near Kathmandu runway

A Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu has skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries, officials said.

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Investigation finds 'racial bias' in Ferguson police

Sweeping patterns of racial bias have been discovered within the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, a US justice department investigation has found.

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Kate Middleton prank radio station 'broke law'

The radio station that broadcast a hoax call to the hospital treating Kate Middleton during her first pregnancy broke the law, Australia’s High Court has ruled.

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Warning over 'FREAK attack' internet security flaw

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as ...

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Stillborn babies 'sent to laundry by mistake'

A Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two stillborn babies wrapped in linen to a laundry facility, where they were found by cleaners, a hospital has said.

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Clinton shoe-thrower sentenced in Arizona

A woman who threw a football boot at Hillary Clinton during a speech the former US secretary of state made in Las Vegas last April has been sentenced to one year ...

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British man killed fighting against IS

A former Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting against Islamic State in Syria, according to reports.

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