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A US woman live-tweeted reports of a fatal car crash, only to find out her husband had been killed in the accident, according to US media.
Dozens of Russian diplomats spent a fortune on luxury goods and holidays in a $1.5m benefits fraud spanning almost a decade, US prosecutors say.
Peru has become the world's biggest producer of coca, which is the main component in the production of cocaine and most of that drug comes to Europe.
The chancellor says the UK economy is bouncing back but the recovery is "not yet done" - and millions must wait longer for a state pension.
The embattled mayor of Canada's largest city Toronto, Rob Ford, denies trying to buy a video which apparently showed him smoking crack cocaine.
India's Supreme Court says that it will take no action against retired judge AK Ganguly, accused of sexual misconduct by one of his interns.
More than 100 people are confirmed dead in fighting in the Central African Republic as the UN backs French plans to join a peacekeeping force.
England manager Roy Hodgson insists he does not fear any other side in Friday's World Cup finals draw.
Ford Mustang and the history of US muscle cars
US car giant General Motors plans to withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe and concentrate more on its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
The cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed to encourage more investment in the UK film industry.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the venue where the opening match of the 2014 World Cup is due to be played in June will not be ready until mid-April.
A Royal Marine who murdered an injured insurgent in Afghanistan is named as Sgt Alexander Blackman, after the High Court lifted an anonymity order.
Gunmen raid a jewellers in an affluent district of the French capital, making off with luxury watches worth 800,000 euros (£670,000), reports say.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is eliminated from the UK Championship after a 6-4 quarter-final defeat to Stuart Bingham.
The United Nation's cultural organisation Unesco has added traditional Japanese food to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
Trainer Gerard Butler blames "one disastrous lapse" after being given a five-year ban for injecting racehorses with banned drugs.
Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims.
Uganda's parliament gives iPads to all MPs at a cost of $370,000 - a move which is criticised by many people.
The men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby in south-east London chose him because he was "the soldier that was spotted first", the Old Bailey hears.