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VIDEO: Afghanistan blast leaves many dead

Sat, 2015-04-18 05:48
At least 33 people have been killed and 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat'

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:58
A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy.

Deepcut inquest 'stalled by police'

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:52
The family of a soldier found dead at a Surrey army barracks says police are stalling a new inquest into her death.

CPS 'errors' over Lord Janner claims

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:39
The former director of public prosecutions, Lord Macdonald QC, expresses "great regret" that he was not told of historical child abuse allegations against former Labour MP Lord Janner.

VIDEO: Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:26
Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event.

I will miss Top Gear, says Clarkson

Sat, 2015-04-18 04:05
Jeremy Clarkson says he will miss hosting Top Gear, in his first comment since he was dropped from the BBC show.

Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast

Sat, 2015-04-18 03:53
At least 33 people are killed and 100 injured in an explosion in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials say.

Sterling a 'distraction' - Carragher

Sat, 2015-04-18 02:23
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Raheem Sterling's behaviour has become an unwanted distraction.

Ukraine rebel leader asserts claims

Sat, 2015-04-18 01:10
A senior rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says the Minsk peace deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.

Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

Fri, 2015-04-17 22:32
Australian police say they have broken up an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event, arresting five teenagers.

Email claim over Kiev killings

Fri, 2015-04-17 21:39
A group calling itself the Ukrainian Insurgent Army says it was behind the deaths of two anti-government figures in Kiev this week.

Gun battles in Mexican border city

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:41
Gun battles lasting several hours break out on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican border city that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.

Obama appeal to Gulf states on Libya

Fri, 2015-04-17 20:08
President Obama says Gulf nations should use their "influence" to help resolve the instability in Libya, warning that military action is not enough.

High cost for Bangladesh war closure

Fri, 2015-04-17 19:37
The reverberations of the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 are still creating big Islamic turmoil in the world’s third-most populous Muslim nation.

Finland elections: Candidate putting public in the picture

Fri, 2015-04-17 19:36
Finland candidate's unusual tactics to encourage people to vote

Where on Earth is Umm al Qaiwain?

Fri, 2015-04-17 19:29
The United Arab Emirates you've probably never heard of

'I am his eyes and he is my arms'

Fri, 2015-04-17 19:27
A blind man and a double amputee on a 10-year mission

The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras

Fri, 2015-04-17 19:24
The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras

The strange afterlife of Einstein's brain

Fri, 2015-04-17 19:22
The strange afterlife of Einstein's brain

Labour plans exploitation crackdown

Fri, 2015-04-17 19:18
Labour leader Ed Miliband is to announce plans for a new task force to crack down on the illegal exploitation of workers in a speech on immigration.