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Man on trial for killing girlfriend's abusive mom

Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man plotted for more than a year to kill a Missouri mother who forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled

Witness: El Chapo told me to give $100 000 to general

A former Mexican cartel member is testifying for the US government at the New York City trial of the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Two school buses crash head-on in Germany, 40 injured - police

Two school buses collided head-on in Germany leaving around 40 children and adults injured, five of them seriously, police say.

WATCH: American artist buys Banksy painting for $730 000 and then vows to whitewash it

An American artist paid $730 000 for a Banksy artwork painted on the side of a North London Poundland - then vowed to whitewash it.

Man gets 14 years in prison for chopping off wife's hands

A Russian man, who chopped off both of his wife's hands with an axe after accusing her of infidelity, has been sentenced to fourteen years in prison following a huge outcry in Russia.

WATCH: These rare 14th Century cave carvings are at risk

Historians are worried about the future of rare 14th Century chalk carvings damaged by water and gnat larvae.

Does not compute: Japan cyber security minister admits shunning PCs

A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

Maddie McCann's mystery disappearance: New developments in the search 10 years later

It's been more than a decade since British toddler Madeleine McCann went missing from her parents' holiday apartment and still no one knows what happened to her.

'Dead' 95-year-old wakes up after being doused in cold water during funeral rites

A 95-year-old man has left family members stunned when he “miraculously” woke up during his own funeral rites.

Photo of Hitler embracing child of Jewish grandmother sold

A photograph showing Adolf Hitler embracing the grandchild of a Jewish woman has sold at auction for more than $11 000.

PICS: These women are posting underwear images to protest the use of a thong to suggest consent in a teen's rape trial

Women around the world are showing their support for a rape victim whose alleged perpetrator was acquitted in an Irish court earlier this month.

WATCH: Drone footage shows destruction of California town which needs 'total rebuild'

A wildfire all but obliterated the northern California town of Paradise, population 27 000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday.

Setback for Theresa May as Dominic Raab resigns as Britain's Brexit minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary, saying he "must resign" over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.

Duterte defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-shows

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office has said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.

Marie Antoinette pendant fetches $36 million, shattering estimate

A pearl and diamond pendant owned by Marie Antoinette before she was beheaded during the French revolution sold for $36m at an auction on Wednesday, shattering its estimated sale price of up to $2m.

WATCH: US star lawyer Avenatti arrested on domestic violence suspicions

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for an adult film star engaged in a legal battle with Donald Trump, has been arrested in Los Angeles "on suspicion of domestic violence", police have said.

US company gives employees revolvers for Christmas

A Wisconsin company is giving its employees revolvers for a Christmas gift in what it says is an effort to promote personal safety and team building.

Death toll from California wildfires rises as 130 still missing

The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history has climbed to 59 as authorities release a list of 130 people still missing.

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