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The UN says its weapons inspectors are to depart for Syria shortly to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use during the conflict.
Some 2,500 workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine return to work after a 24-hour stoppage over pay, but say operations may be halted again.
The star will not be called as a witness in the divorce proceedings of the woman who is reported to be carrying his baby.
Fewer top grades are reported at A-level, as more teenagers choose maths and science over languages.
Police in Hillsboro, Oregon, have found an alternative way to recruit a new police chief.
Ukrainian politicians and businesses accuse Russia of heightened checks on their exports, allegedly to prevent Ukrainian ties with the EU.
Chris Coleman wants his long-term future as Wales manager to be sorted out with the Football Association of Wales.
One of Paraguay's richest men, Horacio Cartes, is sworn in as the country's president, four months after his centre-right party beat the liberal opposition.
A horse that became trapped in a muddy ditch for several days is recovering in Australia after a complex rescue operation.
The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, which owns the UK chain Asda, revises down its sales expectations for the year.
Former Mali Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won the presidential election on Sunday by a landslide, official results confirm.
Marianne Faithfull is forced to cancel several concerts in the US and Lebanon after breaking a bone in her back in an accident