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Boston bomber 'shouldn't be executed'

Boston bomber 'shouldn't be executed'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should spend life in prison without parole, write the parents of the youngest victim of Boston marathon attack

US police officer on murder charge

A white South Carolina police officer is charged with murder over the shooting death of a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him.

India 'sandalwood smugglers' killed

Police in India say they have killed at least 20 suspected red sandalwood smugglers in fierce gunfights in Andhra Pradesh.

VIDEO: Iraq mass graves uncovered in Tikrit

Iraqi forensic teams have begun to excavate 12 suspected mass grave sites in the city of Tikrit, days after Islamic State (IS) militants were driven out after a month-long siege.

VIDEO: Nigeria election: Roads empty in fear

As Nigeria eagerly awaits the results of this weekend's elections, people across the country are feeling apprehensive.

Hodgson happy to rest Sterling

Roy Hodgson says he is prepared to rest Raheem Sterling for Tuesday's friendly against Italy but is under no pressure to do so.
Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.

Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.

Where has Putin been? The best of the memes

The 10-day disappearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin led to the internet responding with an inevitable collection of memes.

Putin 'was ready for nuclear alert'

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was ready to put the country's nuclear weapons on standby during tensions in Ukraine and Crimea.

Indian nun raped in convent attack

Police in eastern India are searching for a group of men who ransacked a convent school and gang-raped an elderly nun.

Oklahoma racist chants 'disgraceful'

The University of Oklahoma president says students who took part in a videotaped racist chant are "disgraceful" as he joins a rally on campus.

VIDEO: Relatives visit 'Bali Nine' island prison

Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers have visited them for the first time on the prison island of Nusakambangan, where they are due to be executed.

Court upholds Qadri death sentence

A Pakistani court upholds the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri for shooting dead a provincial governor who backed reform to blasphemy laws.

SA rapper 'killed by girlfriend'

South Africa police arrest a woman for allegedly stabbing and killing a well-known local rapper, Nkululeko Habedi, popularly known as Flabba.

Greece told to 'stop wasting time'

The head of the eurozone's finance ministers calls on Greece to "stop wasting time" and engage in serious talks on reform.

Dozens killed in Nigeria city blasts

Multiple blasts in the Nigeria's flashpoint north-eastern city of Maiduguri kill 50 people and injure 56, an emergency official tells the BBC.

Oligarch given North Sea deadline

Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
VIDEO: Cape Town wildfires from above

VIDEO: Cape Town wildfires from above

More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
VIDEO: Mexico catches most wanted drug lord

VIDEO: Mexico catches most wanted drug lord

Katy Watson describes how the net closed in on Mexico's most wanted drug lord Servando "La Tuta" Gomez who was captured on Friday morning.