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Syrians in prison 'despite amnesty'

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:34
Many activists in Syria remain in detention despite an amnesty declared last month, a group of 12 human rights and civil society groups says.

Petition to move 'sad' bear to Canada

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:28
Nearly 200,000 people sign a petition to get a despondent polar bear moved from an Argentina zoo to Canada.

Bulgaria names anti-Israeli bomber

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:25
A suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 had dual Lebanese-French citizenship, investigators say.

Boom in satellite ship tracking

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:21
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.

Monitors reach Ukraine crash site

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:19
International investigators arrive at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, after rebels in east Ukraine allow access.

Athletes' village bug cases up to 53

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:12
The number of workers at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village with suspected norovirus rises to 53.

VIDEO: How to guard against polar bear attack

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:11
Polar safety expert Jason Roberts outlines the kind of precautions that would normally be used on expeditions where polar bears live in the wild.

Baby rescued from hot locked car

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:10
A six-month-old baby is rescued by police officers in Swansea after she was locked in a hot parked car.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:55
The week's big numbers, visualised

Weekendish: Birdman and bound feet

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:53
The best pieces of feature journalism you may have missed

Accused 'discussed chance of kill'

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:46
Three alleged dissident republicans were covertly recorded in talks about seeking out security force targets with a high chance of "getting a kill", the High Court hears.

Israel may widen Gaza offensive - PM

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:42
Israel is prepared to "significantly widen" its ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.

South Africa 'cleans up for Mandela'

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:38
South Africans mark the first Mandela Day since the anti-apartheid icon's death with a government call to clean up their country.

VIDEO: Assisted dying: 'Help to avoid suffering'

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:26
The BBC spoke to a lady with terminal cancer about her support for the assisted dying bill.

Friday's gossip column

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:25
Man City line up Barkley bid, QPR agree fee with Cardiff for Caulker, West Ham want Jenkinson, plus more.

Nibali wins stage to extend Tour lead

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:25
Vincenzo Nibali races away from his rivals on the summit finish at Chamrousse as Team Sky's Richie Porte drops to 16th.

Week in pictures: 12-18 July 2014

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:14
Powerful news photos from the past week

New Deepcut inquest to be held

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:10
A new inquest is ordered into the death of 18-year-old soldier Pte Cheryl James at Deepcut barracks in Surrey in 1995.

VIDEO: 'Lightning hit me during storm'

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:56
One woman describes her lucky escape as lightning struck her house as she leant out a window filming the storm.

Higher earthquake risk for eastern US

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:41
A new US geological survey indicates one-third of the nation is at a higher risk of earthquakes, with 16 states in increased peril.

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