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Mexican drug barons have begun to manufacture fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid ravaging North America, according to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Derek Barrett claimed he was high on crystal meth and cannabis when he committed the sexually motivated attack on Mengmei "Michelle" Leng in Sydney, Australia.
Foreign secretary makes diplomatic gesture in move filmed by his Japanese counterpart during UK visit.
The video has showed Shambhu Lal Regar to be proud of his act and saying, "Those who support or are part of this 'Love Jihad' will be met with the same fate".
A Royal Commission report on Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse offered 400 recommendations to the Australian government to curb victimisation of children.
Police in Bhind are on the manhunt for India's only 'Happiness Minister' Lal Singh Arya over the alleged murder of an opposition politician in 2009.
Search continues for little girl knocked unconscious and dumped by drunken dad in the forest. Felipe Eranzo now facing child abuse charges.
Australian photojournalist Ted McDonnell documents life in Happyland, a ramshackle collection of shelters built around a rubbish dump outside Manila.
When asked whether he would impose a nationwide martial law to combat terror, the Phillipines president said "all options are on table".
Lauren Price and Amy Laker will tie the knot on 16 December after the historic referendum, which saw 62% of the country vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
The school's chairman said Tariq Bhat and Sumaya Bashir "were having romance and it is not good for the 2,000 students" in the school.
Police have arrested two suspects, including the teenager's father, following the suicide.
Disappearance of Kim Jong-un's top aide General Hwang Pyong-so sparks rumours that he may have been executed for receiving kickbacks in exchange for promotions at Politburo.
Rita will celebrate her 57th birthday with gifts as the zoo uses occasion to raise awareness of wildlife conservation.
The reporters had been working on stories about Mynamar's military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.