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Members of the former boy band Take That could be forced to repay tens of millions of pounds

Take That: Gary Barlow and other former boy band members face repaying tens of millions of pounds of avoided tax

Judge rules that investment scheme was tax-avoidance in disguise

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (left) arrives for the face-to-face peace talks with his rival Salva Kiir (not pictured)
Yemenis gather at the scene of a bomb blast targeting an army troop carrier at a street leading to two western embassies in Sanaa, Yemen
The Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for abducting over 200 girls from their school in Chibok, Borno state. Nigerian police offered a reward of 50 million naira (about 310,000 US dollar) to anyone providing a lead on the whereabouts of the more than 200 school girls abducted by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted an offer of help from the United States in tracking down and fighting the terrorists, US officials said

Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped: Military 'had advance warning' but failed to act, Amnesty International claims

Security forces were given more than four hours warning before the girls were abducted, the human rights group have said

Workers removing debris from a road affected by flash floods in Badakhshan, Afghanistan. As in 2012, the area has been hit again by a comparable disaster. At least 2,100 people are feared dead on 02 May 2014, after a mudslide, caused by heavy rainfalls, buried the village of Ab-e-Barik in the northern province of Badakhshan, according to the provincial governor's spokesman. Badakhshan region had already experienced giant mudslides in June 1998.

Afghanistan landslide: Over 2,000 feared dead in remote north-eastern village after mountainside collapses

The local Governor is concerned that the search operation is being hindered by a lack of appropriate equipment

A protester walks past a burning pro-Russian tent camp near the trade union building in Odessa May 2, 2014.
A screengrab from Jeremy Clarkson's video apology
Stormont’s Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein veteran, Martin McGuinness, said he and colleagues would not be making a “knee-jerk” decision
The North Korean authorities said the US citizen had torn up his visa and tried to claim asylum as he was going through customs.
Patchy record for efforts to bring back dormouse numbers

Fate of dormice hangs in balance

Expert says all we can do now is try to preserve the remaining populations

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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
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The nation's favourite animal revealed

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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