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Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'

Thu, 2014-07-31 21:31
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

Thu, 2014-07-31 20:47
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

In pictures: Taiwan gas blasts

Thu, 2014-07-31 19:04
Striking images from southern Taiwan

Ten coastal towns awarded £8.5m

Thu, 2014-07-31 18:55
Ten coastal towns get £8.5m Government cash that will create nearly 1,400 jobs and help areas damaged by storms.

The boy 'trafficked for paedophiles'

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:56
Trapped for years in a subculture of paedophiles

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:51
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:50
A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:40
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Learning disabled care campaign

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:22
Where should people with learning disabilitieslive?

Turning Berlin into a work of art

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:13
How an artist created a vast verbal map of Berlin

Sassoon war diaries published online

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:02
Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.

Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:32
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals

CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country

Three Britons die in Croatia crash

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
Three Britons, including two children, were killed after their car was involved in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say.

What is it like being Usain Bolt?

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:05
Adulation, glory, money, weird photocalls, 'selfie' requests and a 'bagman' to get his food - the life of the sprint superstar.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:56
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?

America's 'botched' executions

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:52
Which form of execution goes wrong in the US most often?

Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:38
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:33
Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.

World War One battlefields 100 years on

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:33
World War One battlefields as they are today
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