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French MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would ban parents from smacking their children. The bill on "corporal punishment or humiliation" seeks to ensure that parental authority is exercised without violence. It will now go the Senate...
Cameron Underwood says he doesn't get as many "stares or questions from strangers" since his face transplant. Cameron was speaking two years after shooting himself in a suicide attempt in 2016...
Alet-les-Bains in southern France may be a long way away from the UK, but Brexit looms large there. And it's not just the large number of Britons among its 440 residents who worry about the future...
Is it remotely feasible to remove 12 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air? Every year. For decades to come. That's the challenge posed by the latest conclusions of the UN's climate science panel...
South Yorkshire Police said the vehicle was pulled over in Doncaster earlier. Officers reported the driver having his phone "propped against the speedo, streaming a video from the internet of an adult nature"...
Starbucks has announced it will block access to pornography on its free wi-fi in all its US outlets from 2019. While watching explicit content in store was always banned, the coffee giant will now actively block such content.
The founder of the MeToo movement has said that the campaign against sexual violence she began more than a decade ago has become "unrecognisable" to her. Speaking at TED Women in Palm Springs, Tarana Burke said a media backlash had framed the movement as a witch hunt...
An imprisoned murderer is being investigated after confessing to 90 killings across four decades in the US. The FBI believe Samuel Little, who is 78, may be among the most prolific serial killers in US criminal history.
Togo imports an estimated 500,000 tonnes of e-waste a year, some of it can be a health hazard, but it also inspires local innovators and provides jobs, as Waihiga Mwaura reports. It looks like a spider and it moves like one, but this robot creature cannot just be dismissed as a toy.
Australia has become the first country in the world to recognise so-called orphanage trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. The legislation forms part of a wider drive to stop Australians taking part in "voluntourism" schemes which harm rather than help the children...
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Christopher Blair takes a sip of his coffee. Then he carefully focuses on one of the three screens in front of him.
Gjermund Roesholt found the bodies of his wife, Valerie Theoret, 37, and 10-month-old daughter Adele Roesholt, when he returned home. The attack happened north-east of Mayo, a remote community about 400km (250 miles) north of Whitehorse, the territory's capital...
The artefact has been traced back to the area around Hebron in the south of the occupied West Bank. Online newspaper the Times of Israel reports that authorities recovered the mask from thieves earlier in the year, although details remain unclear.
Au pairs are typically given board and some payment by an overseas family in return for minding children and doing light housework. But many end up being effectively used as employees earning well below the minimum wage, the report says.
The clang of a hammer rang out from the chalet roof and echoed against the serene Pre-Alps of Fribourg, Switzerland.
You've seen the picture on social media, walked for miles, hiked up a mountain and you finally arrive at that perfect isolated spot - only to find a queue of people waiting to take the very same photo...
Kathleen McDonagh, aged 25, opened some Pringles in a Tesco in the city of Cork before she had paid for them. The woman had been banned from the store, and told the court she opened the crisps so that security would be forced to let her pay for it.
The Netherlands' state-run rail company NS has agreed to set up a commission to compensate Holocaust survivors and their relatives for transporting Jews to a Nazi transit camp...
Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of his work. "Another potential pregnancy" of a gene-edited embryo was in its early stages, he said. The claims have not been independently verified...

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