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Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress: Five key parts of Israeli leader's address and what they mean

Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to a joint session of the US Congress on Tuesday where he voiced his opposition to efforts by the US and other Western countries to try and negotiate a deal with Iran that will ensure it does not develop nuclear weapons.

Motorist detained with wooden dummy in passenger seat in high occupancy lane on New York highway

Driver told police he used the dummy to ensure he got home

Tamir Rice: 12-year-old shot and killed by police was responsible for his death, say city officials

Family of youngster is suing the city of Cleveland

There has been much speculation about the future of Rebekah Brooks since she was cleared in the phone-hacking trial eight months ago

Rebekah Brooks reportedly poised for News Corp return as Storyful boss

There has been widespread speculation about Ms Brooks' future since her acquittal in the phone-hacking trial last summer

The museum has been established at the Whitney Plantation

Jihadi John: Parents of James Foley say Mohammed Emwazi - suspected of killing their son - is a sick man who needs forgiveness

Journalist's mother and father said US government should have done more to save their son

Catwoman comes out as bisexual

Comic strip character revealed Batman's nemisis had 'always flirted around it'

The world didn't know how to contain itself when it saw two llamas running around a city

Animals were eventually captured by means of lasso

Net neutrality: US regulators vote to stop internet service providers offering paid-for 'fast lanes'

Industry groups say they will challenge the decision

Kelly Renee Gissendaner is Georgia's only female inmate on death row

Kelly Gissendaner: Georgia postpones first execution of female prisoner for 70 years because of 'bad weather'

A woman on death row in Georgia was given another five days to live, courtesy of poor weather.

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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn