A driver in England who egged on another motorist to race and caused a horrific crash which killed three women has been jailed for 12-and-a-half years.

'Time running out' to find surviving members of Nazi death squads

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for ...

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Pro-Russian rebels close in on Donetsk airport

Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that ...

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Blow for China as Taiwan backs Hong Kong protesters

Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong ...

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Japan volcano death toll climbs to 48

More bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gas and another eruption.

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Team rescues man trapped in cave for 12 days

A Spanish cave explorer has been rescued after spending 12 days trapped about 400 metres (1,300ft) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.

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Jamaica planning to decriminalise cannabis

Legislation has been drafted to decriminalise cannabis on Jamaica, where the drug has been pervasive, but prohibited for a century.

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Former 'Pop Idol' judge accused of sex assault bailed

British DJ Neil Fox has been bailed after he was arrested over alleged sex offences against two women.

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Police release wife after US Mayor shot dead

The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a US city has been released after hours of questioning.

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British jets launch air strikes against IS for first time

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machinegun in support of Kurdish troops.

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Hong Kong leader ignores democracy demands as protests continue

Hong Kong's embattled leader has attended a ceremony to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Police searching for missing teenager find body

A body has been found by UK police searching for missing teenager Alice Gross, Scotland Yard has said.

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'This is not Africa' says health official as first US Ebola case confirmed

A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States.

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