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  1. Four killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Four killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Mexico City (AFP) - Eight firefighting vessels with water cannon battled a blaze on a Mexican offshore oil platform for hours, an inferno that killed four workers and forced 300 to be evacuated.

  2. Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Mexico City (AFP) - An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated.

  3. More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia

    Sydney (AFP) - Fifty-five dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia and spent rifle cartridges seen nearby, police said, with the grisly discovery coming on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.

  4. Chinese woman accused of killing Australia child with garden shears

    Chinese woman accused of killing Australia child with garden shears

    Melbourne (AFP) - A Chinese woman was due in court Thursday accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death.

  5. Desperate parents ask gang help to find missing Mexican students

    Desperate parents ask gang help to find missing Mexican students

    Mexico City (AFP) - Some desperate parents of 43 missing Mexican students have turned to a drug gang leader for help to locate the young men, saying the government has failed them.

  6. Sandwich rage forces emergency landing

    Sandwich rage forces emergency landing

    A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger allegedly attacked a flight attendant over a missing sandwich.

  7. Teacher takes axe to the groin in class physics lesson

    Teacher takes axe to the groin in class physics lesson

    A teacher was taught a harsh lesson in the inexorable laws of physics when a classroom experiment went awry.

  8. 'Stop being selfish': Outrage over anti C-Section Facebook page

    'Stop being selfish': Outrage over anti C-Section Facebook page

    A Facebook page criticising women who have given birth by caesarean section has sparked outrage.

  9. UK couple wins lottery a second time

    UK couple wins lottery a second time

    A UK couple have beaten odds of more than 283 billion to one to win STG1 million in the EuroMillions lottery for a second time.

  10. Police take over from military at Rio slum near airport

    Police take over from military at Rio slum near airport

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Despite a recent upsurge in urban violence, Rio de Janeiro officials insisted Wednesday they will manage to pacify slum areas in the run-up to next year's Olympics.

  11. World News Update, what you need to know

    World News Update, what you need to know

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