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Families have been forced out of their homes after a hillside started mysteriously swallowing them up.
A British man has appeared before a court in France after the bodies of his two children were found by police in his flat in Lyon.
A deer crashed through the windscreen of a moving bus and then erratically hopped around inside before stepping off.
Venezuelans have been hit by a chronic toilet paper shortage leading to empty supermarket shelves and long queues to snap up the remaining rolls.
A bear weighing nearly 300lb has been tranquillized and removed from a homeowner's backyard after it was discovered resting up a tree.
Dogs are well-known for being able to sniff out deadly explosives but they could have a rival in the future - honeybees.
At least two people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in Oklahoma after mulitple twisters swept through the US state reducing homes to rubble.
MPs are voting on changes to the government's bill to legalise gay marriage.
Shares in the transport company FirstGroup have plunged dramatically after it announced a £615m fund-raising rights issue in a bid to reduce its heavy debt burden.
A man and a woman who died in a gas explosion are believed to be Leslie Rourke, 71, and his daughter-in-law Jeanette Rourke, police have said.
American pop artist Miguel accidentally kicked two women in the head when he tried to jump over a catwalk at the Billboard Awards.
Internet giant Yahoo! has bought micro-blogging site Tumblr in a deal thought to be worth around $1.1bn (£723m).
A Brazilian tourist has been killed and 24 other people injured after two hot air balloons crashed in mid-air in Turkey.
David Moyes has wasted no time in getting down to work in his new job at Manchester United.
A helicopter gunship passes overhead, soon followed by the "crump crump" noise of weapon systems firing.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas insists the club will hang on to their best players despite missing out on Champions League football again.
Newspaper tycoon Alexander Lebedev has pleaded not guilty to a charge of politically-motivated hooliganism at the start of his trial for punching a fellow oligarch during a TV debate.
A former military helicopter pilot is to become the first UK astronaut to visit the International Space Station (ISS).
Some of Britain's most successful business leaders have accused eurosceptic politicians of abandoning the national interest to push for an EU exit.
A wave of car bombings and attacks on police in Iraq has killed at least 58 people - including 24 officers.
The Army is sticking the boot into those who think that cutbacks in military spending mean that recruitment has stopped.