Police make Syria plea to UK women

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge male relatives against travelling to Syria to possibly fight in the civil war.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:43 am

China releases Japanese cargo ship

China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:33 am

A tale of two Europes

Hamburg's experience versus Marseille's ahead of EU polls

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:29 am

Indians vote on big polling day

The man who many expect to be India's next leader, Narendra Modi, is due to file his election nomination papers, as polling takes place in the sixth phase of general election.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:15 am

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:07 am

Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'

US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:04 am

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Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:46 pm

US troops in Poland for exercises

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:39 pm

S Sudan president sacks army chief

South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:28 pm

Tories would end wind farm subsidies

The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:28 pm

VIDEO: Can Obama perfect the Japanese bow?

President Obama is under pressure to perfect his Japanese etiquette during his official tour of the country.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:27 pm

Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:26 pm

Ban blames all Syria sides over aid

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:02 pm

Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers

Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:00 pm

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:49 pm

I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived

Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 8:45 pm

Afghan notebook: First timers

Can young Afghans make their vote count?

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 8:40 pm

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 8:32 pm

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:57 pm

Asthma inhalers may go into schools

Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:51 pm

Debris dismissed in plane search

Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:28 pm

The real story of Frank Sidebottom

How a cult comic character inspired a major new film

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:22 pm

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:11 pm

Scepticism over Hamas and Fatah reconciliation deal

Can Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal last? asks Yolande Knell

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:03 pm

Ecclestone trial to begin in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:29 pm