The Boston Marathon is due to be held amid unprecedented security, one year after a pair of home-made pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

100 firefighters tackle UK chemical plant fire

About 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a building used for storing chemicals on the edge of Leeds city centre.

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Death of two-year-old in Scotland 'suspicious'

The death of a two-year-old girl is being treated as suspicious, police have said.

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Malaysian plane makes emergency landing

As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make ...

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Five killed in Damascus bombing

Five people have been killed in Syria after two mortar shells exploded near the parliament building in central Damascus, state-run media have reported.

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Boy, 16, stowaway in plane wheel well

A 16-year-old boy has stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid ...

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Bob leads tributes at Peaches funeral

Sir Bob Geldof is expected to pay tribute to his daughter Peaches as a host of stars from the music world attend her funeral today.

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Actions of ferry crew labelled 'murderous'

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed “unforgivable, murderous acts” in the disaster, which ...

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Everest guides consider boycott after deadly avalanche

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of ...

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Chris Brown assault trial to begin

Singer Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington is expected to begin on Monday.

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