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Parents should be banned from smacking their children, the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says in a newspaper interview.
High temperatures have caused a wave of blackouts and water shortages across Argentine's capital, Buenos Aires.
The Libyan authorities have released four American military personnel detained on Friday, US officials say.
Residents of a remote town in Brazil's Amazonas state attack an indigenous reserve, hours after members of a nearby tribe sought refuge at an army base.
Mali says it will investigate ousted leader Amadou Toumani Toure for high treason, accusing him of failing to stop an Islamist insurgency.
Former chief prosecutor Keir Starmer is to advise Labour on how to protect rape victims and abused children from harrowing questioning in court.