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The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attacked Russian actions in Ukraine, telling the German parliament that it will take long-term sanctions and perse...
Their wages have been battered by sky-high inflation. But this comes at a time when the government is in a battle with U.S. hedge funds over defaulted...

World

BBC
Hundreds demonstrate outside the US embassy in London in protest at the decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing black teenager Michael ...
Vets in Colombia begin to sterilise hippos descended from animals shipped to a private zoo which belonged to the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar....
Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder...
Asian shares opened mixed on Thursday as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world to boost economies....
Anxious times for Turkey's Christians as Pope visits...

Europe

BBC
Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder...
Anxious times for Turkey's Christians as Pope visits...
Transylvania's castle owners sink their teeth into business...
The European Parliament will later vote on whether Google's search business should be separated from its other services....
Health minister Ana Mato resigns amid a court investigation into a massive corruption scandal over illegal payments in Spain....

Canada

CBC
The psychiatrist hired by the Crown believes it’s “highly possible” that Luka Magnotta was sane and aware that what he was doing...
The surveillance video from a detention centre near Quebec City that captured the brazen helicopter escape last June of inmates Serge ...
Some of the writers, artists and others affected by a privacy breach at the Canada Revenue Agency are raising questions about the comp...
Edmonton East MP Peter Goldring has advised his fellow members of Parliament to wear cameras at all times for "risk protection" and to...
The public will find out Thursday if Doug Ford will try to become the next leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives....

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Australian singer-songwriter Sia rewards good deeds on Twitter by giving away four of her ARIAs hours after winning them. ...
A parliamentary committee has recommended stronger enforcement of rules around foreign property investment....
It is one of the big questions on financial markets at the moment - how low can the price of oil go? ...

Middle East

BBC
Journalists watch as nuclear talks go to the wire...
Israeli directors are creating everything from westerns to cannibalistic fantasies as Talking Movies' Tom Brook has been finding out....
A court in Egypt sends 78 boys under the age of 18 to prison for taking part in protests in support of the Muslim Brotherhood....
The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week....
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, has died aged 87....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban...
England captain Chris Robshaw says their match against Australia has taken on "huge" importance after recent defeats....
Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?...
Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral?...
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October....

South-Asia

BBC
The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban...
England captain Chris Robshaw says their match against Australia has taken on "huge" importance after recent defeats....
Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?...
Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral?...
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October....

Business

BBC
Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder...
Asian shares opened mixed on Thursday as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world to boost economies....
The chairman of King Digital, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, Melvyn Morris, has resigned and is taking a break from the UK firm....
How sanctions against Russia are hitting UK businesses...
Transylvania's castle owners sink their teeth into business...
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