For decades Lego has proved a hit with children despite fierce competition from the electronic and computer game industry. Today the Danish plastic building brick company looks set to post record results for 2012.
An Indian court denied the appeals of three men convicted of a 2012 gang rape who wanted their death sentences lifted. The gang rape of a medical student sparked outrage in India and led to harsher sex crime penalties.
Around 3 trillion tons of Antarctic ice has melted in the past 25 years, according to a comprehensive study. Ice loss since 2012 has accelerated threefold, raising sea levels by 3 millimeters over a five-year period.
The mood among German investors took a deeper-than-expected slide in June, weighed down by concerns about the impact of an escalation in a trade dispute with the United States and political instability in Italy.
Early counts show Muqtada al-Sadr has become the unexpected frontrunner. The cleric led the insurgency against US troops after 2003 and later became a strong critic of corruption in Iraq's political system.
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