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  • Palestinian stabs, wounds seven in Tel Aviv bus attack

    Palestinian stabs, wounds seven in Tel Aviv bus attack

    A Palestinian stabbed and wounded seven people on a Tel Aviv commuter bus and in the street in a morning rush-hour attack yesterday before he was shot by a security officer as he fled, Israeli officials said It was the first Palestinian attack...

  • Ebola end game in sight as cases drop in Sierra Leone

    Ebola end game in sight as cases drop in Sierra Leone

    A military-style operation to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has helped to dramatically reduce new cases, in what health officials said yesterday is a major step towards defeating the deadly disease. Since it was launched about one month ago, the...

  • Charred scrolls come to life

    Charred scrolls come to life

    The contents of hundreds of papyrus scrolls that were turned into charcoal in the eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius in AD79 – one of the great natural disasters of antiquity – have long remained a mystery. That soon may change. Scientists said a...

  • Britain hit by snow

    Britain hit by snow

    A woman pulling a child on a sledge during a snowfall in Buxton, central England, yesterday. Heavy snow caused travel chaos for commuters across parts of Britain yesterday as Yorkshire, the Midlands and the west coast of Scotland all had falls...

  • Renovating Lenin

    Renovating Lenin

    A man looks at the renovated stele to Soviet State founder Vladimir Lenin during a snowfall in Russia’s Siberian town of Divnogorsk, near Krasnoyarsk. People in Russia yesterday commemorated the 91st death anniversary of Vladimir Lenin who led the...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A wooden bomb sight thought to be the only surviving example of those used during the Dambusters’ daring raid on Nazi Germany has sold at auction for €54,000. The mahogany fixture was among a series of items connected to the famous 1943 bombing...

  • Microsoft unveils Windows 10

    Microsoft unveils Windows 10

    Microsoft has unveiled a new generation of Windows, with a wide range of experiences designed to usher in a new era of more personal computing, as well as two new devices designed to extend the Windows experience from large screens to no...

  • Israeli man arrested in Madonna song leak probe

    An Israeli man was arrested today on suspicion of hacking into the computers of a number of international singing stars, including Madonna, and selling their songs online, a police source said. A police spokesman confirmed that a 39-year-old...

  • Boko Haram claims Nigeria massacre

    Boko Haram claims Nigeria massacre

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the north-east Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence. As many as 2,000 civilians were killed and 3,700 homes and business were destroyed in the...

  • Boost for French security forces

    Boost for French security forces

    French security forces will get better weapons and protection to fight terror and the country will hire 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers, the prime minister has announced. The news came as the Paris prosecutor said four men suspected of...

  • Updated: Abe vows to free Japanese hostages

    Updated: Abe vows to free Japanese hostages

    Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State (IS) group is threatening to kill within 72 hours, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said, vowing never to give in to terrorism. Mr Abe returned to Tokyo from a six-day Middle East tour...

  • Four men charged over Paris attacks

    Four men with ties to one of the gunmen responsible for three days of terror in Paris are the first to be charged in connection with the attacks that left 20 people dead, including three attackers, the chief Paris prosecutor has said. Francois...

  • Updated: Nine hurt in Tel Aviv stab attack

    Updated: Nine hurt in Tel Aviv stab attack

    A Palestinian man has stabbed nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv before he was chased down, shot and arrested, Israeli police said. Officers described the assault as a terror attack and said four people were seriously hurt while five...

  • Batman trial jury selection begins

    As the first day of jury selection ended in the Colorado cinema shooting case, it was a very different James Holmes at the defence table. The jail uniform he wore at his initial hearing was replaced with khakis, an untucked blue shirt with white...

  • Paris suspects wait for decision

    Paris suspects wait for decision

    French anti-terror prosecutors are seeking to charge four men in connection with the attacks in Paris that left 20 people dead. They would be the first suspects charged in the country's bloodiest terrorist attacks in decades. The four men awaited...

  • Obama vows to hunt down terrorists, urges more help for the poor

    Obama vows to hunt down terrorists, urges more help for the poor

    President Barack Obama is vowing to relentlessly hunt down terrorists from "Pakistan to the streets of Paris". In his State of the Union address, Mr Obama calls on Congress for a new war authorisation to pursue Islamic State militants. He argues...

  • Bulgaria to extradite Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo gunmen

    Bulgaria to extradite Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo gunmen

    Bulgaria will extradite a Frenchman who was a business partner of the two brothers who shot dead 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris, a court said yesterday. Fritz-Joly Joachin has acknowledged his connections to...

  • French prosecutors seek formal probe for Paris attack suspects

    French prosecutors asked magistrates yesterday to open a formal investigation into four men suspected of helping prepare the Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, one of three attacks in France that claimed 17 victims. The four...

  • Malian made French citizen

    The Malian grocery worker hailed as a hero for saving hostages' lives when an Islamist militant attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris this month was made a French citizen yesterday. Lassana Bathily, 24, was joined by French Interior Minister...

  • End of The Sun’s Page 3 girls

    End of The Sun’s Page 3 girls

    UK government ministers have welcomed reports that The Sun has dropped Page 3 girls – with one branding the controversial feature “old-fashioned sexism”. Britain’s best-selling tabloid has not published pictures of topless glamour models since...