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Parma game off after strike threat

Fri, 2015-02-27 16:12
Parma have their Serie A match at Genoa on Sunday called off after players threatened to strike over unpaid wages.

Sir Cliff's lawyers criticise MPs

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:55
Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers criticise a parliamentary committee for publishing a letter about the police inquiry into sex abuse allegations against the singer.

Murphy will stand for Westminster

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:48
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he is the party's candidate for East Renfrewshire at the general election in May.

Nepalese officer 'ordered torture'

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:18
A Nepalese army officer ordered the torture of two suspected rebels during the country's civil war, a British court hears.

UN laments IS statue 'war crimes'

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:16
The reported destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture says.

Cage: Rights group or terror apologists?

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:57
As details emerge about the identity of "Jihadi John"' what do we know about the advocacy group that was in close contact with Mohammed Emwazi in the two years before he left for Syria?

Somali pirates free Thai fishermen

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:49
Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.

Spy watchdog 'taken in' by spies

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:28
Tory MP David Davis accuses Sir Malcolm Rifkind's Intelligence and Security Committee of being taken in by the "glamour" of spying and failing to do its job properly.

Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy: Life in pictures

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:08
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died

Second Cuba-US talks under way

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:08
American and Cuban diplomats are meeting in Washington in a new round of negotiations that seek to restore full relations between the two countries.

Extremists 'not radicalised by MI5'

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:50
Extremists like the Islamic State militant known as 'Jihadi John' are not radicalised through contact with security services, ex-MI6 chief Sir John Sawers says.

Duelling bills as US shutdown looms

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:46
The Senate has passed full funding for homeland security shortly after the House passed its own short-term version as a shutdown deadline looms.

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dies at 83

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:40
Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83, his family says.

Rwanda singer planned to kill Kagame

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:15
A popular Rwandan singer is jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government.

Has the world become too visual?

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:56
Has the world's addiction to images gone too far?

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:53
A chance to catch up on the best long reads from the past week

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:45
What time of day squid fly, and other news nuggets

Holder: Change civil rights criteria

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:43
Attorney General Eric Holder says he will try to change the standard needed to bring federal civil rights cases in his last few weeks in the job.

Ukraine crisis: Mariupol asks, are we next?

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:42
Anxious Mariupol fearful of attack from pro-Russian rebels

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:32
The week's big numbers in the news visualised