Former US intelligence worker Edward Snowden has received a prize from the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression.

Woman charged with child abduction after alleged attempt to take children to Syria

A woman who allegedly planned to travel to Syria with her four children refused to stand before a judge today as she appeared in court charged with child abduction. ...

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Austria expects 10,000 migrants today

Austria has said it expects up to 10,000 migrants to arrive from Hungary today.

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Aylan Kurdi's aunt fights to bring family to Canada

The aunt of the drowned Syrian boy whose death sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family ...

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Man who killed three at Jewish sites 'has only a few years to live'

An expert says the Missouri man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will live only a few more years.

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Toddler boy found being breastfed by dog

Chilean police have rescued a malnourished two-year-old boy found being breastfed by a neighbour’s dog.

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Exhausted refugees reach Austrian border

More than 1,000 refugees boarded scores of buses provided by Hungary’s government and arrived before dawn at the border with Austria.

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Pensioner dies after being hit by lorry in London

Police have launched an appeal after a 76-year-old woman died after being hit by a lorry.

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Hungary sends buses to take migrants to Austrian border

Hungary is to send a fleet of buses to the main Keleti train station in Budapest and to the M1 highway heading to Vienna after hundreds of migrants decided to stop ...

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Pilot dies as light aircraft crashes in UK

A pilot has died following a light aircraft collision in the same field in which Nigel Farage suffered severe injuries in another crash.

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Former Guatemala president appears in court after night in jail

Otto Perez Molina has appeared in court after spending his first night as an ex-president in military custody.

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Descendants of Jewish people to be reimbursed 'late rents'

Amsterdam is to repay the families of Jewish people who were fined for late rents during World War II.

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Firefighters tackle large blaze in London

People in part of north-west London are being told to keep their doors and windows closed as fire crews deal with a major blaze in an air conditioning workshop.

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These pictures of a one-day-old baby orangutan with its mother is the cutest thing you'll see today

Critically endangered primate was born yesterday at Chester Zoo.

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Ex-security chief threatens 'shock' revelations about Murdoch newspaper empire

The former head of security at Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper empire has threatened to blow the whistle with “shock” revelations about the company.

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UN agency forced to cut food aid to 200,000 Syrian refugees

The cash-strapped World Food Programme says it has had to drop a third of Syrian refugees from its aid effort in Middle East host countries this year, including ...

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John Gotti's former son-in-law denies conspiracy

A reputed member of New York’s Gambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti has pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy and money laundering. ...

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David Cameron: UK will take thousands more refugees from Syrian border

Britain will take “thousands more” refugees from camps on the borders of war-torn Syria, as well as providing an additional £100m in aid for those fleeing the conflict, ...

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People with lots of online followers 'leaving themselves open to psychological harm'

People who have large followings on social networks like Facebook are at greater risk of psychological and reputational harm than those with a close circle of online ...

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Court fines Hugo Boss £1.2m after boy, 4, is crushed by 18-stone mirror

Designer brand Hugo Boss has been fined £1.2m in England over the death of a four-year-old boy who was killed when an 18-stone mirror crushed him in a shop changing ...

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Migrants break out from train held at Hungarian station

Hundreds of refugees have broken through a police cordon and fled from a train being held near an asylum camp in Hungary.

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Shoreham air crash: Jet showed no 'abnormal indications'

Footage from cockpit cameras in the vintage jet involved in the Shoreham air disaster in England has revealed the aircraft showed “no abnormal indications” during ...

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Hundreds of refugees start leaving Budapest to walk to Austria

Hundreds of refugees who have been stuck for days in Budapest have gathered their belongings and started marching out of the city, vowing to make it to Austria on ...

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Four admit conspiracy over Hatton Garden safe deposit raid

Four men have admitted their role in plotting the Hatton Garden Easter raid in England which saw valuables worth more than £10m stolen.

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Aylan Kurdi's father brings family's bodies home for burial

The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece has taken the bodies of his wife and two sons back to the Syrian Kurdish ...

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Refugees stuck with 'no food, no water' on train in Hungary

Thousands of frustrated refugees remain stranded at Budapest’s main railway station after abandoning a pledge to make their way to Vienna on foot.

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Too much TV or internet is linked to poor GCSE results, science shockingly discovers

Some very in-depth scientific research has revealed what your mum was telling you all along.

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Photographer who took Aylan pictures recalls her 'shock and sorrow'

The photographer who shot the haunting images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi on a beach in Turkey has spoken of feeling "petrified" when she saw his body

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Story of survival: One Syrian asylum seeker tells of his long journey to Britain

Fadi Hamwi survived a shooting, a lethal Mediterranean crossing, and over a day in the back of a Britain-bound lorry.

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Jamie Oliver really uses the fear factor to kick off his war on sugar, but viewers give a mixed response

Jamie Oliver’s new television show reveals his plans to campaign against added sugar in products, but opinions on his ideas are divided.

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Man gets serious leg injury in Australia shark attack

A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia’s most populous state, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help on shore, police said.

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Aylan's aunt: His mum told me 'I don't know how to swim and I'm scared'

Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest railway station after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger as ...

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Girls should play with Lego, not Barbie - scientist

Dame Athene Donald believes schools should encourage girls’ interests in science and engineering with stimulating toys from a young age.

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Captain of vessel carrying Aylan Kurdi abandoned ship four minutes into journey

The father of three-year-old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, has told how the captain of their vessel had abandoned them only four minutes into their sea journey.

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Donald Trump will not run as an independent

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has announced he will not run as an independent, if he is not selected as the Republican party candidate for the White House.

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Prosecutors seeking death penalty for Dylann Roof

The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study should face the death penalty, according to court documents.

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Aylan Kurdi's father talks about the death of his family for first time

Aylan Kurdi's father has spoken publicly about his family's tragedy saying all he wants to do is "lie in a grave" with his family.

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US jails clerk for refusing to issue gay marriage licences

A US judge has jailed a defiant Kentucky clerk after she refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.

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There are more than three trillion trees on Earth - but it's not all good news

Tree populations have been mapped worldwide, but what’s the bigger picture?

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7 key questions surrounding the refugee crisis

Here are the basics.

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Taking aspirin 'could make cancer immunotherapy more effective'

Scientists belive the pain killer suppresses a cancer molecule that allows tumours to evade the body’s immune defences.

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France confirms wing debris comes from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

A French prosecutor says a piece of wing, found washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean, has been formally identified as part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight ...

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Migrants lie on train tracks in protest at Hungarian station

There have been dramatic scenes at a railway station near Hungary's capital, Budapest, with migrants who were ordered off a train lying on the tracks in protest.

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Latest 'Nazi' reference from gaffe-prone Australian PM draws criticism

Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II.

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Migrants' train stops at town west of Budapest

A train full of migrants has stopped at a town west of Budapest after finally being allowed to leave the Hungarian capital.

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'At least 14 dead' as boat capsizes off Malaysia coast

A wooden boat crammed with workers heading back to Indonesia has capsized - leaving at least 14 people dead, Malaysian officials say.

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Boys found dead on Turkish beach 'tried to get to Canada'

The family of two small boys whose bodies washed up on a Turkish beach were Syrian refugees who had been trying to emigrate to Canada, according to reports.

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Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Malaysian coast

A boat carrying about 100 people has capsized off the western coast of Malaysia, causing a number of fatalities, the maritime agency said.

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VIDEO: Migrants cram into trains as Budapest station reopens

Migrants have poured into Budapest’s Keleti railway station after police stopped blocking its main entrance.

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WATCH: China stages massive military parade

China staged a huge military parade through Beijing to commemorate Japan's Second World War defeat while underlining President Xi Jinping's determination to make ...

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