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Israel ex-PM given prison sentence

The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sentenced to eight months in prison in a corruption trial.

Australian jailed for raping tourist

An Australian man who imprisoned a Dutch backpacker in a hotel room for six weeks, repeatedly raping and beating her, is jailed for 17 years.

VIDEO: Anti-austerity votes shake Spain

The governing People’s Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.

Dyslexia ‘not linked to eyesight’

There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers

Malaysia finds 139 ‘migrant graves’

A total of 139 grave sites of suspected migrants have been found in 28 trafficking camps close to Malaysia’s border with Thailand, police say.

Massive India heat wave ‘kills 350′

More than 350 people are reported to have died in a heat wave sweeping India with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.

IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

Iraq will take back Ramadi ‘in days’

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants “in days”.

Hunt for stab deaths suspect goes on

The hunt for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner in Oxfordshire enters its second day.

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot set for six-day leg

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey. - News & Blogger © 2014
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