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Police officers in the Argentine province of Cordoba get a pay increase after residents take advantage of officers being on strike to loot shops.
Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers.
The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system.
Graeme Swann says individuals will not be blamed for dropped catches as Australia end day one of the second Test 273-5.
Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
Mel Greig, one of two Australian DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse, has resigned from the radio station which broadcast the show.
The US and China had "very direct" talks about China's new air defence identification zone, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
Britain's Emma Thompson is named the year's best film actress by the National Board of Review for her role as Mary Poppins creator PL Travers in Saving Mr Banks.
The boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
A tiger that is believed to have killed three villagers in the past week in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is finally caught, a senior official says.
Dr Shattuck-Hufnagel, an American psychologist, discusses what makes tongue twisters so difficult.
Australia and South Korea agreed on a free trade deal in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries.
England fight back after an ominous Australian start as the first day of the second Test ends with the hosts on 273-5.
Brutal, striking detail and audio of Vietnam war
Dozens of starving horses are rescued from a breeding farm in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after they were abandoned by the farm's owner.
US workers in the fast food industry are planning a wave of strikes demanding pay of $15 per hour, a day after President Obama called the growing gap between the rich and poor the "defining challenge of our time".
Personal safety and growing fears about corruption and unemployment dominate the concerns of most Afghans, according to a survey published by the Asia Foundation, which helps to shape international policy on Afghanistan.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges people to support each other for the country, in a birthday address amid anti-government protests.
Ukraine's three previous post-Soviet presidents have given their support to mass anti-government protesters.