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  1. Four dead, 16 hurt in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

    Four dead, 16 hurt 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. More than 50 dead greyhounds dumped in Australia

    Sydney (AFP) - At least 55 dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia, with police Thursday investigating the grisly find which comes on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.

  5. '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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. World News Update, what you need to know

    World News Update, what you need to know

  10. Nemtsov suspect 'was pressured to confess'

    Nemtsov suspect 'was pressured to confess'

    A man accused of killing Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov says he was kidnapped, beaten and pressured to confess.

  11. Lisbon mayor steps down to launch election bid

    Lisbon mayor steps down to launch election bid

    Lisbon (AFP) - Lisbon's Socialist mayor Antonio Costa, tipped to succeed centre-right Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, stepped down Wednesday to fight Portugal's parliamentary elections this autumn.

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