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Afghanistan bomber kills president’s cousin Hashmat Karzai

A suicide bomber has killed a cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar, officials say. Hashmat Karzai was greeting a...

William Hague Ends 40-Year Tory Career

William Hague burst on to the political scene at the age of 16 when he took the 1977 Conservative Party conference by storm. Nearly 40...

Syria death toll ‘more than 191,000’

More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict up to April, the UN human rights chief says. Navi Pillay said...

Ecuador plane crash kills 22

A plane carrying Ecuadorian military personnel crashed Tuesday in the eastern Pastaza province, according to a statement from Ecuador's army. Twenty-two people were on board...

Ebola death toll rises to 7,588 – WHO

The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa,...

Mental health link to Vitamin D deficiency

People who suffer from Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as those who have sufficient levels of...

Usain Bolt says Rio 2016 will be his last Olympics: report

Jamaican sprinter won 3 gold at 2008, 2012 Summer Games Jamaican sprint champion Usain Bolt has made a firm decision on his Olympic future after...

FBI confirms death of militant with DNA from severed finger

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it has confirmed that Zulkifli bin Hir, one of its "most wanted terrorists," was killed...

Sotloff family mourns, challenges Islamic State leader to debate

The family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, said on Wednesday he was "a gentle soul", and challenged...

Earth to face a 6-day blackout, viral hoax cites NASA as saying

The latest space hoax claiming NASA confirmed six days of 'total darkness' in December has been debunked – but not before it had been...