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Flooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces leave more than 50 people dead and 14 missing, officials say.
Remarks about Tory 'loons' dominate
A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman's mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia.
More than $1m (£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
French police are investigating after jewellery was stolen from a hotel in Cannes.
OJ Simpson's former lawyer rebuts claims by his former client he botched his defence in an armed robbery case.
The good and the useless, according to psychologists
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
The US chides Russia for what it calls an "unfortunate decision" to send missiles to the Syrian government, saying it will prolong the suffering.
Should we all be more psychopathic at work?
Dozens of people have been injured after two trains collided in the US state of Connecticut.
Some Marks and Spencer customers say its contactless payment terminals have taken cash from cards other than the ones intended for payment.
Some people are "put off" making important calls because of confusion over the amount they will be charged, according to the telecoms regulator.
BBC Persian's Rana Rahimpour explains how Iran's leadership structure works and what could happen in the upcoming presidential elections.
How posters can persuade the public
How the US version of The Office reflects on America - and the UK
What do ex-convicts' books reveal about life inside?
What happened to some of the acts of song contest fame?
Readers have been sharing their favourite euphemisms. Today we publish those known only to a family, or to a circle of friends or colleagues.
Witnessing a mafia boss handing himself in