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  • 24 May 2015

    Government security forces killed 43 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official confirmed yesterday, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.

  • 24 May 2015

    Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival yesterday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

  • 24 May 2015

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said yesterday his leftist-led government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.

  • 24 May 2015

    An Egyptian court yesterday acquitted 17 people of charges related to a street protest earlier this year, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced a strict protest law in late 2013.

  • 24 May 2015

    Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric yesterday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.

  • 24 May 2015

    The United Nations said it was investigating reports of serious human rights abuses, including the execution of civilians, in northern Mali following clashes last week between northern Tuareg separatist rebels and pro-government militia.

  • 24 May 2015

    A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticised by medical professionals because of her age.

  • 24 May 2015

    One of India's most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, was sworn in as chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu following a nine-month break, after a court overturned her conviction in a corruption case.