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Abu Hamza in the dock – and why he shed tears

May 8, 2014 at 9:03 pm

By Tara McKelvey BBC News, New York

Abu Hamza, shown speaking in London in 2002 Abu Hamza, shown here in London in 2002, gave fiery sermons at Finsbury Park mosque

Ukraine crisis: Russian victory parade buoyed by Crimea

May 8, 2014 at 8:51 pm


Vladimir Putin greets officers at wreath laying ceremony at Tomb of Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall President Putin led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on Thursday

Ocean medicine hunt: A Wild West beneath the waves?

May 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Rebecca Morelle By Rebecca Morelle Science correspondent, BBC News, Oban, west Scotland

jellyfish The diversity of life in the oceans could provide rich pickings for medical research

In the crystal clear waters off the west coast of Scotland a hunt is under way.

The 18th Century four-minute mile

May 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

By James Fletcher BBC News

Foot race in London Racing for wagers was popular in the 18th Century

Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

May 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

By Peter Crutchley BBC, Belfast

Gino Bartali is congratulated by Costante Girardengo after winning the eleventh stage of the Tour de FranceAs one of the cycling world’s biggest races, the Giro d’Italia, begins in Belfast on Friday, more is being learned about the daring activities of one of its former winners in wartime Italy.

Nigeria abductions: Kerry says US experts set to start work

May 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Rally for abducted schoolgirls in Johannesburg, South Africa. 8 May 2014 The abductions have sparked worldwide protests, like here in South Africa

Where the world’s feminist pornographers gather

May 8, 2014 at 6:39 pm

By Daniel Nasaw BBC News Magazine, Toronto

Courtney Trouble, Wolf Hudson, Zahra Stardust and James Darling prepare to shoot some porno Courtney Trouble (with camera), Wolf Hudson (lying down), Zahra Stardust and James Darling in Toronto

Media stunned by Putin’s latest move on Ukraine

May 8, 2014 at 6:32 pm

A man prepares ballots and flyers for a planned referendum seeking greater autonomy from the central government in Kiev, scheduled for May 11, in a building occupied by pro-Russian protesters on May 7, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Ballots are prepared ahead of the 11 May referendum in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia rebel vote to go ahead

May 8, 2014 at 10:43 am


Richard Galpin, in Donetsk, watches as activists decide not to delay the referendum

Editorial- Island.lk

May 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Now, they are coming for cops

May 7, 2014, 8:15 pm

In the early hours of Tuesday an unidentified gang abducted two  traffic policemen on duty in Kurunegala, assaulted them and shot one of them  dead; the other managed to escape. If the police personnel are not safe on  public roads, how vulnerable the ordinary people are goes without saying.

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