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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger allegedly attacked a flight attendant over a missing sandwich.
A teacher was taught a harsh lesson in the inexorable laws of physics when a classroom experiment went awry.
A Facebook page criticising women who have given birth by caesarean section has sparked outrage.
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.
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.
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