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  • Simpsons 25th anniversary marked

    Simpsons 25th anniversary marked

    Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrate 25 years of The Simpsons in Hollywood. Those characters are performed by three actors - Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria - who...

  • Scots referendum vote hangs in balance

    Scots referendum vote hangs in balance

    Latest polls show supporters and opponents of an independent Scotland are neck and neck days ahead of a vote. Julie Noce reports.

  • Officials demolish drug trafficking airstrips

    Officials demolish drug trafficking airstrips

    Peruvian officials destroy runways used by drug trafficking airplanes in a bid to help stop the cocaine trade. Julie Noce reports.

  • Parents' shock at Pistorius verdict

    Parents' shock at Pistorius verdict

    The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have said they are "shocked" and "disappointed" after athlete Oscar Pistorius was convicted of the manslaughter of their daughter but cleared of murder. The double-amputee always admitted killing his 29-year-old...

  • Scotland’s ‘No’ vote leads polls

    Scotland’s ‘No’ vote leads polls

    Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists less than a week before Scots vote in an independence referendum that is balanced on a knife edge, opinion surveys showed yesterday. A YouGov survey...

  • Irish politicianIan Paisley dies

    Irish politicianIan Paisley dies

    Former Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley has died aged 88. Some of the biggest names in British and Irish politics have paid tribute to a man once known as Dr No who eventually embraced the peace process and power-sharing with...

  • Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

    Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide yesterday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double...

  • US, EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite ceasefire

    US, EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite ceasefire

    The United States and European Union imposed new sanctions against Russia yesterday, tightening financial measures against Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine despite a week-old ceasefire which has brought calm to the embattled east. President...

  • Ukraine’s leader sees no military solution of crisis

    Ukraine’s President said yesterday there could be no military solution to his country’s crisis and said he hoped “a very fragile” ceasefire in the east would hold, allowing him to focus on rebuilding the shattered economy. Petro Poroshenko also...

  • Kerry seeks allies in fight against IS

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met Turkish leaders yesterday to try to win support for US-led military action against Islamic State, but Ankara’s reluctance to play a frontline role showed the difficulty of building a coalition for a regional...

  • Huge dinosaur could walk, swim

    Huge dinosaur could walk, swim

    A terrifying cross between Tyrannosaurus rex, a crocodile and a whale was the largest predator ever to walk the earth – or swim in its rivers; in fact it is the first dinosaur known to have adapted to an aquatic lifestyle. Weighing 20 tons and...

  • Flying reptile named after creature from Avatar

    Flying reptile named after creature from Avatar

    Some of the most visually stunning sequences from director James Cameron’s blockbuster movie Avatar involved graceful flying creatures that were ridden by blue human-like beings facing ecological destruction on a moon called Pandora. It turns out...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A medal awarded to one of the men who died on an ill-fated Arctic expedition is expected to sell at auction for £30,000 next month. The honour was presented posthumously to John Irving who sailed as part of Sir John Franklin’s expedition which...

  • Rubble rescue

    Residents carry an injured man out from the debris at a site hit by what activists claim were at least five air strikes by forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus on Thursday.

  • Prince Harry turns 30

    Prince Harry turns 30

    The British royal will celebrate his birthday on Monday. Alicia Powell reports.

  • Cases linked to Dutch 'web abuser'

    A Dutch man suspected of abusing victims over the internet with naked images of themselves may have targeted as many as 40 people in the Netherlands alone, and several dozen in other countries, a prosecutor says. The 36-year-old suspect,...

  • Death sentences over China attack

    A Chinese court has sentenced three men to death and a woman to life imprisonment after convicting them of terrorism and murder for killing 31 people in a knife attack outside a railway station. The convictions were expected when the Kunming...

  • Militants held over Malala attack

    Some 10 militants suspected of involvement in an attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai have been arrested, Pakistan's army says. The teenager won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban in the country's north-west. Army spokesman...

  • Updated: France to join airstrikes on Iraq

    France will join the US-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister has said. Haider al-Abadi's remarks came after talks with Francois...

  • MH17 plane 'most likely shot down'

    MH17 plane 'most likely shot down'

    The chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has said the plane being shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario. Fred Westerbeke of the Dutch National Prosecutors...