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Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole (left), Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders (centre) and Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey who all died in the accident

One of three airmen killed in RAF Tornado collision had 'fear of flying' and had 'reached crisis point' just months before accident

The weapon systems operator who was in the rear seat of one of the Tornados, with a student pilot, had a fear of flying at medium level

The 15-year-old boy, who has not been named, was part of a group visiting the Lillaz waterfalls near Cogne

British schoolboy Elliot Peacock killed in Italian alps waterfall canyoning accident

The 15-year-old boy, who has not been named, was part of a group visiting the Lillaz waterfalls near Cogne

Four men arrested over savage gang rape of teenage girl at secluded nature spot in Slough

The men - aged 19, 20, and two aged 33 - were held last night in connection with the rape, which took place in woods near the Jubilee River on Friday

Video: Toddler tries to stop attack on mother

The video, which was shot by a bystander, shows the victim's two-year-old son bravely kicking at the attacker's legs

Justin Ross Harris and his son Cooper

Police defend decision to charge father with murder over death of toddler son left in car for seven hours in sweltering 90 degree heat

Justin Ross Harris, who has been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the second degree, was supposed to drop the boy off at daycare

French air traffic controllers strike called off after days of disruption and airport meltdowns

Industrial action had been expected to continue until the weekend

Russian policewomen to be disciplined for short skirts in crackdown on rising hemlines

New rules prohibit officers from wearing wrinkled items and combining uniforms with civilian clothing

Ghana ask for World Cup prize money early as government 'flies $3 million in cash to Brazil' to pay angry players

Ghana midfielder Christian Atsu dismissed fears the team would refuse to play its final group game in Brasilia

Madeleine McCann's parents furious and 'distressed' by fourth libel trial delay

Kate and Gerry McCann are suing Goncalo Amaral following claims he made about them in a 2008 book called The Truth Of The Lie

Hypnotised patient sings through throat surgery to protect her vocal chords

In a 'world first' the surgeon suggested that she sing at critical moments during the procedure to ensure that the operation "was going well"

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Time to stop running

At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity
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Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
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An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
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Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
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Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
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Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
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A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
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Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
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The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence