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Britain Losing Courage, Military Chief Warns

Britain Losing Courage, Military Chief Warns

The head of the British military has warned the UK is becoming too timid precisely at a time when the world is becoming more dange…

Obama's Cuba Policy Shift Faces Opposition

Obama's Cuba Policy Shift Faces Opposition

When Barack Obama was running for a seat in the US Senate in 2004 he supported lifting the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba.

FIFA Ethics Investigator Michael Garcia Resigns

FIFA Ethics Investigator Michael Garcia Resigns

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia has resigned after criticising the handling of his report into the World Cup bidding proce…

Sydney Hostage's Daring Escape From Gunman

Sydney Hostage's Daring Escape From Gunman

One of the first hostages to escape the Sydney siege says he chose to flee because he was convinced the gunman was insane and woul…

Lloyds Bank Shares To Be Sold By Government

Lloyds Bank Shares To Be Sold By Government

The Government is to sell further shares as it looks to wind down the taxpayer's stake in Lloyds Banking Group.

Girl 'On Way To Join IS' Stopped On Runway

Girl 'On Way To Join IS' Stopped On Runway

A 15-year-old girl who was believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State fighters has been stopped by police just moments …

'Monstrous' Baby Killer Jailed For 35 Years

'Monstrous' Baby Killer Jailed For 35 Years

A "monstrous" killer will spend at least 35 years in jail for the murder of his ex-partner and their baby daughter.

Terrorists 'Plotting To Bomb School Buses'

Terrorists 'Plotting To Bomb School Buses'

Pakistani police have issued a warning that terrorists are planning to plant magnetic bombs on school buses.

Barack Obama: I've Been Treated As A Valet

Barack Obama: I've Been Treated As A Valet

US President Barack Obama says he has been treated as a valet in the past because he is black.

Prisoner Exchange Sparks US-Cuba Policy Shift

Prisoner Exchange Sparks US-Cuba Policy Shift

The United States and Cuba have moved to end decades of hostilities following an exchange of prisoners, including US government co…

IS Flag Student Guilty Of Syria Terror Plan

IS Flag Student Guilty Of Syria Terror Plan

A student who wanted to fly an Islamic State flag over Downing Street has been found guilty of planning to join rebels in Syria.

Winners And Losers From The Oil Price Plunge

Winners And Losers From The Oil Price Plunge

World oil prices have plunged over the last six months with a surge in production and weaker than expected global demand.

Lawyers Not Sorry Over UK Troop Torture Claims

Lawyers Not Sorry Over UK Troop Torture Claims

A British lawyer who represented Iraqi prisoners who made "false accusations" against UK soldiers has refused to say sorry over an…

Midwives Abortion Ruling Overturned By Court

Midwives Abortion Ruling Overturned By Court

The Supreme Court has overturned a ruling made in favour of two Catholic midwives objecting to any involvement in abortions.

Wage Growth Rise Eases Cost Of Living Squeeze

Wage Growth Rise Eases Cost Of Living Squeeze

Official figures show wage increases are accelerating at an even faster pace than prices in the run-up to Christmas.

First Church Of England Woman Bishop Named

First Church Of England Woman Bishop Named

The first woman bishop in the Church of England has welcomed her appointment as a "historic day", saying it was not just a "gestur…

Gun Battle At Afghan Bank After Suicide Blast

Gun Battle At Afghan Bank After Suicide Blast

Suspected Taliban militants have launched a gun battle with security forces after detonating a suicide bomb at a bank in Afghanist…

Apple Halts Web Sales Amid Rouble Crisis

Apple Halts Web Sales Amid Rouble Crisis

Apple has halted online sales in Russia as consumers scramble to buy big-ticket items amid steep falls in the value of the rouble.

Sydney Siege Killer: Gun Licence Claim Disputed

Sydney Siege Killer: Gun Licence Claim Disputed

Police have contradicted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that the man responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney caf…

Iraq Abuse Inquiry To Release Its Findings

Iraq Abuse Inquiry To Release Its Findings

The largest ever inquiry into allegations of war crimes by British soldiers will report its findings later.

Pakistan Reinstates Death Penalty After Attack

Pakistan Reinstates Death Penalty After Attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reinstated the death penalty in terrorism cases after Taliban gunmen killed 132 children…

Festive Cheer On Forecourt As Petrol Prices Fall

Festive Cheer On Forecourt As Petrol Prices Fall

Petrol prices could soon fall below £1 per litre - the lowest level since the end of May 2009.

Boxer Anthony Crolla Hurt Tackling Burglars

Boxer Anthony Crolla Hurt Tackling Burglars

Boxer Anthony Crolla is being treated in hospital after being hit with a concrete slab when tackling a pair of burglars.

Kim Jong-Un Movie Premiere Axed Over 9/11 Threat

Kim Jong-Un Movie Premiere Axed Over 9/11 Threat

The premiere of a controversial comedy about the assassination of Kim Jong-Un has been cancelled after threats were made against c…

Bill Cosby: No Charges From LA Prosecutor

Bill Cosby: No Charges From LA Prosecutor

A Los Angeles prosecutor has decided not to charge Bill Cosby over a claim that he sexually assaulted a woman decades ago.

Teenage Boy Charged With Edmonton Flats Murder

Teenage Boy Charged With Edmonton Flats Murder

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a man killed outside the north London block of flats where he lived.

Suburban Shooting Spree Suspect Found Dead

Suburban Shooting Spree Suspect Found Dead

An Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six people, including his ex-wife and members of her family in a suburban shooting spree …

Sony Sued By Ex-Workers Over Hack Attack

Sony Sued By Ex-Workers Over Hack Attack

Two former Sony Pictures employees have sued the Hollywood studio over the recent hacking attack that led to the release of intern…

Mars Rover Finds Possible Signs Of Life

Mars Rover Finds Possible Signs Of Life

The Curiosity Mars Rover has identified mysterious spikes of methane which scientists say could indicate evidence of life on the R…

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