The chief executive of the Italian oil and natural gas company ENI is under investigation over possible international corruption charges.
American actor Richard Kiel, who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films, has died in California aged 74.
Israel's chief military prosecutor orders criminal investigations into five deadly incidents in the recent Gaza war.
New laws to allow voters to "recall" their MP and force a by-election have been published by the government.
Forty-five Fijian UN peacekeepers captured by an al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group in the Syrian Golan Heights have been released, the UN says.
Mobile phone footage has captured the moment a minivan carrying a couple was swept off Interstate 15 in Moapa, Nevada.
A missing iPhone belonging to missing schoolgirl Alice Gross could hold key information that might help to find her, police have said.
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Some parents, concerned about their children's welfare when they go to university for the first time this weekend, have been signing them up for cookery classes.
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Making people feel shameful about their weight could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests a University College London study.
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Police in Los Angeles seize at least $70m (£43m) in cash in a mass raid on businesses allegedly laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.
Russia's gas supplies to Poland have dropped by 45%, Poland's state gas firm PGNiG says, amid tensions over Ukraine.
Nigeria's militant Islamists have "completely surrounded" Maiduguri, the main city in north-eastern Borno state, traditional elders have warned.
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The video games studio behind Minecraft is in talks to be taken over by Microsoft, according to reports.
An independent Scotland would not be able to support large banks, Vince Cable warns.
Presenters at a US TV station had a shock on Wednesday morning when a bat started flying around their studio.
The crew members in Russia's Soyuz space capsule have successfully landed in Kazakhstan.