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Ban smacking, children's tsar urges

December 28, 2013 - 1:22am
Parents should be banned from smacking their children, the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says in a newspaper interview.
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VIDEO: Argentina heatwave sparks protests

December 28, 2013 - 12:53am
High temperatures have caused a wave of blackouts and water shortages across Argentine's capital, Buenos Aires.
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Libya 'frees' US military personnel

December 28, 2013 - 12:37am
The Libyan authorities have released four American military personnel detained on Friday, US officials say.
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Brazil indigenous reserve attacked

December 27, 2013 - 10:32pm
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.
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Mali ex-leader in high treason probe

December 27, 2013 - 10:25pm
Mali says it will investigate ousted leader Amadou Toumani Toure for high treason, accusing him of failing to stop an Islamist insurgency.
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Starmer in victim treatment review

December 27, 2013 - 10:09pm
Former chief prosecutor Keir Starmer is to advise Labour on how to protect rape victims and abused children from harrowing questioning in court.
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