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In pictures: Guinea-Bissau's party people

Wed, 2015-04-08 17:05
Photos of Atlantic Ocean island revellers feeling the beat

Why can’t the world keep its promises?

Wed, 2015-04-08 17:01
In April 2000, world leaders made six pledges to improve education. None of them were kept.

Breast cancer risk test devised

Wed, 2015-04-08 17:01
Scientists have predicted the odds of women developing breast cancer by looking for tiny DNA errors in 77 genes.

Family's life after April murder

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:57
The family of murdered five-year-old April Jones gives an insight into day-to-day life in the wake of her death.

Bath uni 'offers best experience'

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:55
Students are offered the best experience in the country by the University of Bath, an annual survey finds.

Anti-fraud jobs unveiled by Barclays

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:53
Banking giant Barclays is creating more than 200 jobs in Sunderland as part of moves to tackle fraud.

Obama: End gay 'conversion' therapy

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:48
US President Barack Obama has condemned psychiatric therapies designed to "repair" gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

Victim's sister 'filled with grief'

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:44
The sister of a murdered schoolgirl speaks publicly for the first time since the discovery of the teenager's body 20 years ago.

France's TV5Monde 'hacked by IS'

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:23
France's TV5Monde television network says a number of its sites have been hijacked by Islamic State hackers.

'Threat' to Trident, and 'genetic' sex crimes

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:12
A Conservative Party warning on the future of Britain's nuclear deterrent, and a study which suggests sexual criminality may run in families, are two of the topics on Thursday's front pages.

5 images about being black in America

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:03
Five images shared after South Carolina shooting

Ukraine soldiers 'summarily killed'

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:47
The rights group Amnesty International says it has evidence pro-Russian separatists summarily killed four Ukrainian soldiers in their captivity.

The hardest form of grief

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:43
How do the parents of murdered children cope?

US deports El Salvador ex-general

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:31
The US deports Carlos Vides Casanova, a general during El Salvador's civil war, over alleged abuses while he was in command.

Blogger gets 20 years in son's death

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:18
An American woman has been sentenced to 20 years for making her five-year-old son sick and eventually killing him in order to gain attention online.

Red River Women

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:17
The unexplained murders of Canada's missing women

Plane made 'uncontrollable slide'

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:14
A plane from Manchester with 48 passengers and four crew made an "uncontrollable slide" after landing at Inverness, according to a report.

VIDEO: Digital bee brain pilots drone

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:13
Scientists are aiming to recreate a complete honey bee brain on a computer.

Canada logs first Syrian air strikes

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:12
Canada carries out its first air strikes in Syria, as part of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.

VIDEO: Why immigration is an election issue

Wed, 2015-04-08 15:11
A look at what we really know about immigration.

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