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Linday Sandiford imprisoned in Bali, where she faces death by firing squad

The British grandmother on death row in Indonesia has said that she accepts her fate and “just wants to get it over with” after hearing that the next wave of executions will take place in a matter of days.

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Like many of the people who work in menial jobs in the US Senate, Charles Gladden works long, hard hours for very modest pay. Unlike probably everyone else, Mr Gladden is homeless.

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A week after 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s death, protests in his name devolved into chaos in the centre of Baltimore, resulting in the arrest of a dozen protesters and the injury of at least one police officer.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband (R) and Boris Johnson, mayor of London, talk on the Andrew Marr show in London April 26

Ed Miliband and Boris Johnson have clashed head-to-head in angry scenes live on TV, with host Andrew Marr forced to intervene and tell the pair of them to "shut up".

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New Boko Haram propaganda named the group as Iswap - 'Islamic State's West Africa Province'

The Isis militant group may have gained a firm foothold beyond the Middle East and North Africa for the first time, after Nigeria’s Boko Haram adopted the name “Islamic State’s West Africa Province” (Iswap).

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A former Los Angeles police officer and self-styled preacher, has sparked outcry by suggesting that Nepalis should not rebuild their “pagan shrines” and instead convert to Christianity.

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Nepal's worst earthquake for 81 years has so far left more than 1500 dead, and is expected to rise sharply

A desperate race is under way to help hundreds of thousands of victims after a massive earthquake hit Nepal. Officials said the death toll in the Himalayan state had risen to at least 1,500, but that total is expected to climb dramatically.

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Labour’s Chuka Umunna is third favourite to become Labour leader with bookmakers Ladbrokes

Nigel Farage and Ukip “hate modern Britain” and have a “problem with race”, Chuka Umunna says in an interview with The Independent on Sunday.

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This carved head was one of the items which was smuggled out of Syria and into Turkey

“I’ve taken this out so many times,” said Hani, as he deftly unzips a black laptop case. From two side pockets the Syrian remove a statue, some beads and an assortment of stones and arrange them for viewing.

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Images posted to Weibo showed 18-year-old Xie Xu giving his disabled friend Zhang Chi lifts to school

A teenager has been hailed as “the most beautiful student in China” after spending three years giving piggy-backs to his disabled friend so that he doesn’t have to miss a class.

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The image posted to Facebook that saw 18-year-old Aldi worker Christian Trouesdale become an internet sensation

A young man from Horwich in Greater Manchester has become an unexpected internet sensation after he was photographed walking a frail old man home from the supermarket.

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Money for one in four elective procedures has been reduced

Hospitals across England have suffered a “stealth cut” amounting to more than to £2bn since 2010, because of reductions in the amounts paid to fund standard medical procedures, according to new research.

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Andrea Leadsom is the current economic secretary to the Treasury

Conservative backbenchers want the Treasury minister Andrea Leadsom to run in a future leadership contest – just as David Cameron appears to have tipped Culture Secretary Sajid Javid as a possible successor.

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Postal workers protesting in 2009 over Royal Mail sell-off plans

Angry postal and telecoms workers are trying to cut their union’s ties to Labour, which could blow a £500,000 hole in the cash-strapped party’s finances.

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David Cameron may well be asking himself how he can redesign the Tory label

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the head of UN Women and former deputy president of South Africa

When actress Emma Watson made her landmark HeForShe speech entreating men “to take up the mantle” of women’s rights at the United Nations last September, she eclipsed another woman who took the podium earlier that day. A woman who is responsible for defending the rights of more than half the world’s population – but of whom most people have never heard.

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202 vulnerable under-18s were detained under the Mental Health Act by police in England and Wales last year

More than 200 children, some as young as 12, were held in police cells while suffering mental health crises last year, because of a lack of suitable hospital beds, figures obtained by The Independent on Sunday reveal.

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Prayers at Saturday's Anzac Day service at London’s Wellington Arch

They died in the dark, some of them. Young men, volunteers mostly, cut down by bullets and bombs, fire and fever. Australians, New Zealanders, Brits and Irishmen, Africans and Indians and many, many Turks were among those killed in the fighting at Gallipoli a century ago.

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Waka and a group of other young men ran into a smuggling gang who promised to help but instead held them for days in a warehouse near the coast

Waka is a survivor. This is a young man who says he’s been beaten by prison guards in Libya, kidnapped by people smugglers in Tripoli and then paddled by hand, across the Mediterranean an inflatable dinghy that was shipping water.

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Parents of the 43 missing students are calling for a boycott of June’s elections

With a football legend, a famous clown, a former Big Brother contestant and several soap stars in the running, the list of candidates in Mexico’s forthcoming elections reads more like the line-up of a television panel show. But the emergence of these maverick contenders reflects a growing sense of disillusionment, which has been compounded by a high-profile movement to boycott the elections.