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Justice for historical crimes

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:01
Is it always necessary to prosecute decades-old crimes?

The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:40
The African migrants who made a Sicilian palace their home

Iceland's Facebook war over sex education

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:35
Musician questions sex education in Iceland

Gallipoli to mark Anzac centenary

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:18
Australia and New Zealand prepare for ceremonies in Turkey in honour of soldiers who fought at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Clegg: No SNP 'life support' deal

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:10
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says he would not join a government dependent on "life support" from the SNP after the general election.

Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:05
The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones

VIDEO: 'I want to play bagpipes on Everest'

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:03
Three members of the British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas spoke to BBC News about why they want climb Everest.

Farage reveals hospital treatment

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:03
UKIP leader Nigel Farage admits to being "in a great deal of pain" at the start of the general election campaign.

Hamilton tops UK sport rich list

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:01
Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsman in Britain with earnings of £88m, as Wayne Rooney moves into second on £72m.

VIDEO: 'My son told me to use social media'

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:25
Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:17
Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:17
California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Brathwaite ton frustrates England

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:57
England are frustrated by Kraigg Brathwaite's composed century as West Indies have the better of the fourth day of the second Test.

Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:20
A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.

Pakistani activist killed in Karachi

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:55
A leading Pakistani activist is shot dead, and her mother left seriously injured, after leaving a seminar on torture in Karachi.

Nasdaq and S&P 500 at record highs

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:49
The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.

Nishikori battles to Barcelona semi

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:46
Japanese defending champion Kei Nishikori and Spanish third seed David Ferrer win through to the Barcelona Open semi-finals.

IS posts 'health service' video

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:05
Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.

Giggs will be next boss - Van Gaal

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:53
Louis van Gaal believes Ryan Giggs will succeed him as Manchester United manager when he eventually leaves the post.

Swiss town ends St Bernard snaps

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:36
Officials in the Swiss mountain resort Zermatt say they are ending the practice of allowing tourists to pose for photos with the iconic St Bernard dogs.