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US 'will send migrant youths home'

July 25, 2014 - 11:12pm
President Obama says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home, as he meets Central American leaders.

Israel and Hamas agree 12-hour truce

July 25, 2014 - 10:50pm
Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour humanitarian window in Gaza on Saturday, as international efforts continue to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire.

Rape case stopped as judge 'asleep'

July 25, 2014 - 10:46pm
A judge is being investigated after being accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court.

English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

July 25, 2014 - 10:39pm
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

July 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.

More Russians face EU sanctions

July 25, 2014 - 8:40pm
The EU adds 15 individuals and 18 entities to its sanctions list targeting Russians linked to the separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine.

The man serving life for marijuana

July 25, 2014 - 7:39pm
The man serving a life sentence for marijuana

The man serving life for marijuana

July 25, 2014 - 7:39pm
The man serving a life sentence for marijuana

Kuwait: Fear over freedoms as nationalities revoked

July 25, 2014 - 7:34pm
Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships

The most important battle you've probably never heard of

July 25, 2014 - 7:21pm
The most important battle you have probably never heard of

The most important battle you've probably never heard of

July 25, 2014 - 7:21pm
The most important battle you have probably never heard of

Arsenal set to sign £16m Chambers

July 25, 2014 - 7:20pm
Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

July 25, 2014 - 7:18pm
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

July 25, 2014 - 7:18pm
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

July 25, 2014 - 7:01pm
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".

VIDEO: Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria

July 25, 2014 - 6:29pm
Nigeria's health minister has confirmed that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian man who died in quarantine in Lagos.

VIDEO: Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

July 25, 2014 - 6:26pm
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have taken over a large Syrian army base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa in north-eastern Syria.

£20m Lovren to have Liverpool medical

July 25, 2014 - 6:02pm
Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool this weekend after the clubs agree a £20m fee.

Gaza protests show a divided Berlin

July 25, 2014 - 5:04pm
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support

Israel rejects truce 'as it stands'

July 25, 2014 - 4:56pm
Israel's security cabinet rejects a Gaza ceasefire proposal by John Kerry "as it stands" while its defence minister warns operations may be expanded.