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Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.
A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the drink-drive limit is jailed for eight months.
The Tanzanian authorities charge 23 villagers with murder after seven people accused of witchcraft were burned alive on Monday.
A court in Minsk jails eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a match.
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A UN soldier becomes the first peacekeeper to die in the Central African Republic (CAR) after a convoy was ambushed on the outskirts of the capital Bangui.