The British government has been embarrassed after a second person appointed to lead a wide-ranging child abuse inquiry quit over establishment links.
Investigators have recovered additional human remains in eastern Ukraine after gaining rare access to the site where MH17 was downed in mid-July.
Disgraced children's entertainer Rolf Harris has suffered a setback in his bid to appeal his convictions for a string of sex attacks.
Around 15,000 people from 80 nations have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the UN says.
The German capital is set to bask in the glow of an extensive light installation that will snake along the exact path where the Berlin Wall used to stand.
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A new mother in Germany has used a curious tactic to distract staff at a pharmacy while allegedly stealing cash.
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UN, EU condemn rebel vote in Ukraine

The UN and European Union have condemned Moscow's support for elections to be held in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists.
EXCLUSIVE: Australians who lost loved ones in the Holocaust say a program meant to compensate them for property taken by the Nazis is inadequate.
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An investigation into autism has identified a number of genes that could enable scientists to determine the risk of a child developing the disorder.
A Latvian cargo plane that was "causing concern" to air traffic control in the UK has been intercepted by RAF jets and escorted to an airport.
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