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Three children killed after bus lands in zoo

Seven people, including three children, were killed when their van plunged more than 50 feet into New York's Bronx Zoo.

Athletes earn reprieve over drugs ban

Two British athletes who were exposed as drug cheats will be eligible to compete at the London Olympics when their lifetime bans are overturned today.

Drenched shoppers in Oxford Street, London

It's the right rain, but the wrong month

April might have been a washout but the drought actually got worse

Funding doubled in effort to defeat dementia crisis

Funding for dementia research will be more than doubled by 2015 to tackle "one of the greatest challenges of our time" and make Britain a world leader in the field, David Cameron will announce today.

Barry Humphries as the world’s most famous drag act, Edna Everage

Bye-bye, possums! After 50 years in the spotlight, Dame Edna exits stage left

Farewell, possums. Barry Humphries, the man behind the big glasses and purple hair of Australia's first lady, has announced he is retiring Dame Edna Everage from the stage after admitting he is feeling a "bit senior".

St Asaph's high street

St Asaph: The proud little town that became a city for just £300

For years, St Asaph thought it was a city, but was not. Now, for 10p a head, it's a big shot after all

Elizabeth, a Lhasa apso, and owner Margaret Anderson pose for photographs after winning Best in Show at the 2012 Crufts

Elizabeth takes the Best in Show crown at Crufts

Fittingly in a Diamond Jubilee year, a Lhasa Apso named Elizabeth was crowned Best in Show title at Crufts.

Neville Thurlbeck, former News of The World Journalist. Pictured at his home in Kingston, London

Neville Thurlbeck: 'I'm upset they think I've let them down'

Ex-'News of the World' reporter tells Paul Cahalan why he is suing his old boss

Letters raise fears for last Briton in Guantanamo

On the day he marks 10 years locked inside the world's most notorious prison without having been charged with an offence, the last UK resident in Guantanamo Bay pleads with his captors: "Please torture me in the old way ... Here they destroy people mentally and physically without leaving marks."

May sets out her charter to tackle noisy neighbours

Communities will be allowed to "trigger" investigations into nuisance neighbours under plans to be announced by the Home Secretary today.

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