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A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 45 people in a raid on a village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
The mother of a child with special education needs has said the fight to get him properly assessed was like "a boxing contest".
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.
Teachers are more lenient in their marking of girls' schoolwork, according to an international study.
Sexist chanting must be tackled, say football chiefs
Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has denied being part of any "rent-boy ring" after police searched his home.
The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has been searched by police investigating historical allegations of child abuse.
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Fulham and Bournemouth.
The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot.
A decision not to prosecute anyone after the deaths of three soldiers from overheating on a training exercise was the correct one, a review finds.
Anger among some Indians over Delhi rape film
India is one of the world's leading tea producers, but there are concerns about the welfare of hundreds of thousands of tea workers.
Egypt's government removes controversial Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim after mounting calls for him to go over protester crackdowns.
Hotel chain Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that credit card data has been stolen in a hack attack on the company's network.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse apologises for part in spitting incident between him and Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
Glasgow City Council follows Aberdeen in confirming it is to leave local government body Cosla to join a rival organisation.
Andy Murray says he is "unlikely" to play doubles in Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against the United States in Glasgow.
A top Brussels official in charge of slimming down EU regulations, Frans Timmermans, vows to keep the EU focused on priority areas.
Nine-year-old used to carry drugs, BBC investigation finds