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Pope Francis has called on Catholics to bring the message of God “to the very ends of the earth” during an Easter vigil mass in St Peter’s Basilica.

20 Apr 2014 - 7:45pm

Politics overshadowed Easter observances in Kiev and Moscow, with the Orthodox religious leaders in each capital trading barbs over the crisis in Ukraine - while the US reportedly prepared to send...

20 Apr 2014 - 7:37pm

A veteran Fox television executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane’s passengers has been fired.

20 Apr 2014 - 7:20pm

Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world’s most dangerous country for the media.

20 Apr 2014 - 10:24am

The Ukrainian government said it would not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as the US threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender...

20 Apr 2014 - 9:09am

The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" programme has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaeda terror suspects...

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

A cache of newly released documents underscore the combative fashion in which the Clinton White House drove its agenda, and its obsession with what the former first lady branded the "vast right-...

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am


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Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" - by using their shells to heat a new eco-city....

20 Apr 2014 - 7:43am

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months had been released, officials said yesterday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict...

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

Democrats concerned about this year's elections may be hoping the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada takes a politically fraught issue off the...

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the normalisation of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the stand-off over Ukraine.

19 Apr 2014 - 6:07pm

A drone strike on Saturday killed 15 al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen’s central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said.

19 Apr 2014 - 4:04pm

Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine’s doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels...

19 Apr 2014 - 2:44pm

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

19 Apr 2014 - 10:36am

A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:48am

A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the UN in South Sudan forced their way into a UN base sheltering some 5,000 civilians and opened fire,...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:10am

Edward Snowden has defended his decision to appear on live Russian television, insisting his question to Vladimir Putin on mass surveillance was designed to hold the Russian president accountable...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:24am

The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward - an international team of researchers has discovered the first earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:49am

From his perch as a prominent imam at a north London mosque, Abu Hamza al-Masri sent devoted followers around the world - from Oregon to Afghanistan - to pursue violent jihad against non-believers...

18 Apr 2014 - 8:59pm

Armed pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine said  yesterday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they had seized...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:25am

A man has been arrested in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam and later committed suicide.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:07pm

A close adviser to Francois Hollande resigned yesterday after allegations about an alleged conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle, in a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president...

19 Apr 2014 - 1:48am

US prosecutors have outlined plans to sell an Iranian-owned skyscraper in the largest terror-related seizure ever, and distribute proceeds to families affected by attacks linked to Tehran.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:19pm

Barack Obama's most influential adviser during two presidential victories has been hired to advise the British Labour Party on its 2015 election campaign.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:01pm

Chelsea Clinton has announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child this year - as her parents, the former and possibly future presidents, prepared to become grandparents.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:57pm

An ex-con who has spent most of his adult life behind bars got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. He gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:59pm

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.

18 Apr 2014 - 6:12pm


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