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Police in Slovenia have accused a woman of cutting off her hand with a circular saw - with the help of her family - to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The 21-year-old and a relative have been detained and face up to eight years in prison if convicted.
Jase Hyndman, seven, from West Lothian, received the letter assuring him his message to his father James had made it through the "difficult" journey. His mother Teri Copland said: "I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got his card...
Dreaming of starting an airline but don't know where to begin? One 10-year-old boy went straight to the top for advice. Alex Jacquot, from Australia, decided to write to the chief executive of Qantas to ask about founding a carrier...
The world's first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters. But can it really do a better job than humans? Her name is Tengai...
Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, the US Department of Defense has said. The statement comes as plans emerge for gun platforms that can choose their own targets on the battlefield.
Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam with VX nerve agent to be freed, as charges dropped. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
The Afghan Taliban have confirmed covering up their former leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years. The news was kept secret by a handful of Taliban leaders on tactical grounds...
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Ernest Quintana, 78, was at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont when a doctor - appearing on the robot's screen - informed him that he would die within a few days. The hospital says it "regrets falling short" of the family's expectations...
When young adults start university, they often gain weight. In the United States, they have a name for this phenomenon: the "freshman 15", referring to the 15lbs typically accrued during students’ first year of living away from home...
The bodies of two climbers who went missing on a mountain in Pakistan have been found. Briton Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi last made contact from Nanga Parbat at an altitude of about 20,700ft (6,300m) almost two weeks ago.
Italian police have carried out a spate of anti-mafia raids, arresting dozens of suspects near Naples, Rome and Agrigento in Sicily. Illegal drugs, arms trafficking, extortion, contract killings, political bribery, prostitution, art thefts... the list of crimes is long.
The first pictures have emerged of cracking in the graphite bricks which make up the core of nuclear reactors at Hunterston B Power Station in Ayrshire. Reactor three has not produced electricity since cracks were found to be forming quicker than expected.
Pristina, Kosovo, has the distinction of often being dismissed as one of Europe’s ugliest capitals. It’s certainly a place I never thought I’d visit.
Millions of diseased trees near buildings, roads and railways will have to be cut down. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) warned of a "very significant impact" on the landscape...
When South Korean news anchor Yim Hyun-ju got into work on 12 April 2018, she ditched her false eyelashes and contact lenses for glasses, and social media exploded. Ms Yim's previous beauty routine had been typical for female news anchors in South Korea...
We know that climate change is happening. We also know that it’s the result of increased carbon emissions from human activities like land degradation and the burning of fossil fuels. And we know that it’s urgent.
Amy May Shead, 31, suffered anaphylactic shock from a single bite of a chicken meal on a trip with friends to Budapest in 2014. She will now receive 24-hour care in a specially-adapted annex of her parents' home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex...
Police in the US state of Colorado have launched an internal probe after an officer detained a black man holding a rubbish picker in front of his building, US reports say. Footage showed the man asking an officer why he had drawn his gun.
But residents of Rue Cremieux have now had enough and are calling on the city council to restrict access at certain times. One has even launched an Instagram account logging all the unwanted activity on the street.

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