Chechen man 'questioned over Boston bombings' shot dead by FBI agent in Florida

Chechen man 'questioned over Boston bombings' shot dead by FBI agent in Florida

Ibragim Todashev, 27, is believed to have been investigated following the terror attacks and reportedly knew bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev



Fears grow for Palmyra's cultural heritage | Journal

Fears grow for Palmyra's cultural heritage | Journal

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As fears rise for Palmyra's cultural heritage, Syria's opposition is urging the international community to step in to protect the people too.

Microsoft tried to bully UK government

Microsoft tried to bully UK government

A report said that Microsoft put pressure on the UK government after the Conservative Party said it would move government computers to use open source software. According to Bloomberg, Steve Hilton, David Cameron's former director of strategy, said earlier this week Microsoft stepped up lobbying at

Clinical Cats thump Mick's sorry Blues

Clinical Cats thump Mick's sorry Blues

MICK Malthouse’s immediate future at Carlton is under threat, after the Blues suffered another big loss at the hands of Geelong at Etihad Stadium.

EU, Ukraine Agree to $2 Billion Loan Deal at Summit

EU, Ukraine Agree to $2 Billion Loan Deal at Summit

The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations Friday in an East-West partnership that has tempered its ambitions after Russia's military intervention in Ukraine. Meeting in Riga for the Eastern Partnership summit, EU and Ukrainian offic

IS group seizes last Iraq border crossing held by Syrian regime

IS group seizes last Iraq border crossing held by Syrian regime

The Islamic State (IS) group has seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq held by the Syrian government, a monitoring group said Thursday, a day after IS militants captured the city of Palmyra in a major blow to Damascus.

Hip-hop artist Philly bridges outback gulf with music

Hip-hop artist Philly bridges outback gulf with music

Mildura hip-hop artist Philly has been living a dream since winning last year's Indigenous Unearthed competition, though it hasn't always been sweet.

WMNOVergnault published Chancellor George Osborne receives boost ahead of July Budget

WMNOVergnault published Chancellor George Osborne receives boost ahead of July Budget

George Osborne has received a boost ahead of his emergency summer Budget as official figures showed a better-than-expected improvement in the UK's public finances. Borrowing – excluding the effect of bank bailouts – was £6.8 billion in April, £2.5 billion lower than in th

Nut rage ex-airline boss walks free

Nut rage ex-airline boss walks free

A former Korean Air executive whose on-board "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight has been freed from prison after a South Korean court suspended her jail term.

Pickpocket row closes Eiffel Tower

Pickpocket row closes Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower has been closed to the public as workers protest over a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.

Man 'drove himself to hospital after chest stabbing'

Man 'drove himself to hospital after chest stabbing'

A young man is reported to be fighting for his life after he was stabbed in the chest - and drove himself to hospital for treatment.

Brisk start to voting as country takes to polls

Brisk start to voting as country takes to polls

Voting has begun briskly as campaigners bid to make Ireland the first country in the world to introduce gay marriage by popular vote.

One in three women directors say the glass ceiling persists

One in three women directors say the glass ceiling persists

Almost one in three women who are company directors say there is still a glass ceiling in Irish business.

Blues' chief admits Malthouse could go

Blues' chief admits Malthouse could go

Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg says the Blues could be forced to act on coach Mick Malthouse if their on-field woes worsen.

Bianchi's family consider death

Bianchi's family consider death

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is showing little signs of improvement, his family revealing for the first time they are ready to face his death.

Cats add to Blues' woes with big win

Cats add to Blues' woes with big win

Geelong has thumped Carlton by 77 points as the Blues produced another insipid AFL collapse, adding to the pressure on coach Mick Malthouse.

GUEST COMMENT Bridging the gap between online and offline

GUEST COMMENT Bridging the gap between online and offline

2014 was certainly the year that retailers up'd the ante in their quest to provide shoppers with a seamless, integrated, multi-channel shopping experience. And the first quarter of 2015 has already seen a number of retailers and brands further integrate their online and offline offerings. Unilever f

VIDEO: 'Risk to life' from Wembley bomb

VIDEO: 'Risk to life' from Wembley bomb

Homes and businesses are evacuated after builders uncover an unexploded Second World War bomb near Wembley Stadium in north London.

VIDEO: Vow to protect island nuclear jobs

VIDEO: Vow to protect island nuclear jobs

Efforts will be made to protect jobs in the nuclear industry, says a business leader after Magnox announced plans to cut 1,600 jobs across 12 sites, including one at Anglesey

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Knighthood for ex-minister Pickles

Knighthood for ex-minister Pickles

Conservative former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, who left the government at the recent reshuffle, is to be given a knighthood.

Dog found alone on Scafell Pike

Dog found alone on Scafell Pike

An animal welfare charity appeals for the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of England's highest mountain to come forward.

Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.

Cab driver jailed for Iraq bomb murder

Cab driver jailed for Iraq bomb murder

A London cab driver is jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years for the murder of a US soldier in a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2007.

Wembley WW2 bomb poses 'risk to life'

Wembley WW2 bomb poses 'risk to life'

A 110lb unexploded World War Two bomb found by builders near Wembley Stadium poses a "risk to life", the Army says.

Syrian government 'loses ground' to Nusra Front and ISIL

The Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad is fighting a desperate battle against insurgents from different groups.

Damascus has suffered a series of setbacks against the so-called Islamic State, which in taking Palmyra and the surrounding area has seized government buildings,

VIDEO: Marikana mine massacre: 'Police panicked'

Nomsa Maseko hears from two policemen who gave evidence to the inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre.

Kim Jong-un brother 'seen in London'

Footage has emerged purporting to show North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's brother in London - attending an Eric Clapton concert.

'Hope' for Nigeria death-row troops

Nigeria's incoming president may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.

UK rocked by earthquake

A “DRAMATIC, violent, jarring and jolting” earthquake struck the UK near Kent, waking residents in the middle of the night with the shock of their lives.

Family devastated over killer's verdict

HE admitted to strangling her to death after sharing drinks in her unit but a jury has found Glen Duggan not guilty of murdering Renee Todd. And her family is heartbroken.

World War II bomb found near Wembley but play-offs will go ahead

The Football League play-offs will go ahead as planned this weekend despite an unexploded Second World War bomb being discovered near Wembley, stadium officials have said.

Ex-Korean Air executive Heather Cho freed in 'nut rage' case

The woman at the centre of the so-called “nut rage” case in South Korea has been freed after nearly five months in jail.

Heather Cho, a former Korean Air Lines executive and daughter of the chairman, came to symbolise the arrogance of the rich and powerful.

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Ireland votes on whether to permit gay marriage

For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.

Ex-Foreign Min Warns against Bulgaria's Harsh Tone on Russia

Recent comments by Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov about Moscow's "irresponsible" approach to the situation in Macedonia are very dangerous, Mitov's predecessor Kristian Vigenin has said. Vigenin commented on Friday morning Russian claims that Bulgaria and Albania might be aspiring to partition Macedo

Expect Rafael Nadal to step it up in Paris, says John McEnroe

McEnroe, however, thinks it is foolhardy to dismiss Nadal as a fading force and fully expects him to find his 'A game' in the days ahead.

Why the U.S. strategy to take on ISIS isn't working

Military analysts say the fall of the central Iraqi city of Ramadi earlier this week shows that U.S. airstrikes and a reliance on the Iraqi army are not enough to beat back ISIS militants.