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The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking.
The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.
The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.
Argentina's president discusses global finance with the Pope in private talks at the Vatican prior to a UN meeting about spiralling national debt.
A two-year-old boy suffers serious head injuries falling from a mezzanine balcony into the lobby of Liverpool's Hilton Hotel.
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.
Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war.
A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.
Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict.
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