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An NHS Trust apologises for "inexcusable failings" after complaints a sexual assault referral centre in London did not send samples for DNA testing.
The worst rains to strike Brazil for 90 years have killed at least 44 people and left tens of thousands homeless.
Four people have been killed and dozens injured after a blast ripped through a shopping mall in the centre of Luzhou City in China's south-western Sichuan Province.