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US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine's acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev

Ukraine crisis: Joe Biden warns Russia ‘time is short’ for it to ease tensions

US Vice-President threatens Moscow with further sanctions if it does not comply with Geneva Accord

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia (C) welcomes US Vice President Joe Biden (L) after landing at Kiev's airport Boryspil

Ukraine crisis: US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives for visit as Russia says Kiev breached Geneva peace deal

There is still little sign of the peace accord having had any effect on the ground in eastern Ukraine

Aby Hamza

Abu Hamza terror trial: Hamza the human or Hamza the terrible?

The defence and prosecution have set up their cases. Now the jury awaits the testimonies of the cleric’s colleagues and followers

Teenage runaways Alex Hollinghurst (left) and Brandon Goode murdered Officer Robert German

Murder of Officer Robert German: Why did a British teen and her boyfriend kill a US police officer? And who pulled the trigger?

The murder of a police officer by two runaway teenagers – one born in Britain – who then turned the gun on themselves shocked a Florida suburb. David Usborne reports from Windermere on a crime that destroyed three lives

A courtroom sketch shows Abu Hamza in court in New York yesterday – without his trademark hooks, which were banned
Michael Bloomberg examines a gun confiscated by police in New York during his term as the city’s mayor in 2012

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg offers $50m of his own money to bankroll gun control lobby

Former Mayor of New York to take on NRA

Usborne in the USA: From Wild West to tame Upper Eastside – two different Americas

There is distrust, even hatred, out there for all federal government

David Beckham is planning to build a stadium in Miami’s port for a new football team he will own

David Beckham hits the wall in his fight for a football stadium in Miami's port area

An alliance of locals supports the former England captain's MLS franchise, but believes there are better sites for the proposed 25,000-seat venue

Among the journalism categories, the Boston Globe was given a prize by the Columbia University-based panel for breaking news coverage

Pulitzer Prize 2014: The Guardian and Washington Post share acclaim for NSA spying revelations

There had been some suggestion winners would be passed over as their reporting was based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden

Megan Huntsman gave birth between 1996 and 2006

Megan Huntsman: Utah mother confesses to strangling six newborns

Woman who hid her pregnancies for 10 years stored infants’ bodies in boxes in garage

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Save the Tiger: Meet the hunters tasked with protecting Russia's rare Amur tiger

Hunters protect Russia's rare Amur tiger

In an unusual move, wildlife charities have enlisted those who kill animals to help save them. Oliver Poole travels to Siberia to investigate
Transfers: How has your club fared in summer sales?

How has your club fared in summer sales?

Who have bagged the bargain buys and who have landed the giant turkeys
Warwick Davis: The British actor on Ricky Gervais, how the Harry Potter set became his office, and why he'd like to play a spy

'I'm a realist; I know how hard this business is'

Warwick Davis on Ricky Gervais, Harry Potter and his perfect role
The best swim shorts for men: Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer

The best swim shorts for men

Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Meet the couple blamed for bringing Lucifer into local politics
Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup