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Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
Rebuilding in tornado alley will take time, says Tara KcKelvey
The lives of the male masseurs of Mumbai
A US couple who reject medicine in favour of faith healing are charged with murder over their infant son's death, four years after another son died.
Health unions say the state of NHS services for people who can't get to a GP in many parts of England is "lamentable".
Why Afghan children are learning the art of skateboarding
More children may drown without better school swimming provision, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has warned.
A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene.
The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma has vowed to push for a new law on shelters, after a huge twister there killed at least 24.
The connoisseur of the weird and strange long before reality TV
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say.
More than one million Montreal residents must boil drinking and cooking water after a mishap at a water treatment plant, officials warn.
American writer Lydia Davis is named as winner of the Man Booker International prize for her "achievement in fiction on the world stage".
Hewlett-Packard shares leap in after-hours trading, despite quarterly results showing a seventh consecutive fall in sales.
The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister.
The US tax official at the centre of a furore over the agency's targeting of conservative groups invokes her right to silence when questioned by Congress.
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that it is too soon to end the central bank's monetary stimulus programme or raise interest rates.
The Colombian rebel group Farc denies taking part in the kidnapping of two Spanish tourists in the north-east of the country last Friday.
South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.