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Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.

Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

The southern state of Arkansas, rushing to execute several inmates before a lethal drug expires next week, put to death two inmates late Monday, the first double execution in the United States in 17 years.

Macron, Le Pen set for final French duel

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron and anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen began a final duel for the French presidency Monday, after a first round of voting delivered a stunning blow to the traditional political class.

UN finds torture widespread in Afghanistan

Torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan security forces is as widespread as ever, according to a UN report released on Monday, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted by the government.

Euro surges as France's Macron set for presidential win

The euro and most stock markets surged Monday after moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential election and looked set to triumph in the run-off against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen next month.