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Meriam Yahya Ibrahim just after her release from a Sudanese prison

Mother made her stand on behalf of all facing persecution because of their religious beliefs

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President Obama speaking earlier this week

United States has approved sending thousands of personal to Liberia to set up 17 Ebola centres

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Paper trail: the wedding photograph found in the rubble after 9/11 – it took Elizabeth Keefe 13 years to find the people in it

When Elizabeth Stringer Keefe was given a wedding photo that had been found at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11, it became her mission to try to track down the people in the picture, dead or alive, in the hope of returning the snap to its rightful owner. Thirteen years later, she has finally been able to do just that. Simon Usborne hears her extraordinary story

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An aerial view over the Amazon from 2012

Scientists hope the project will help answer questions on climate change by monitoring air movements over the rainforest

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Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico on Sunday

Hurricane Odile hit Baja California early on Monday, damaging resorts and ripping trees from their roots

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Dave Benton revealed live on air he had six months to live

A news anchor working for an Illinois news channel told viewers on the show he has brain cancer and only six months to live.

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Apparently naked Colombian team latest in a run of dodgy kit reveals this summer

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Actress Daniele Watts was detained by LAPD after being mistaken for a prostitute

Hollywood actress was mistaken for a prostitute by the LAPD after she was seen kissing her husband in the street

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Maidana seemed to have bitten and tackled Mayweather in attempt to stop champion's decisive victory

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Former Senator Bob Graham (right)

In an exclusive interview, the Senator who led inquiry into attack says Obama’s plan to confront Sunni jihadis repeats past mistakes

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Hemingway, a keen game fisherman, lived in Cuba for two decades

Team of US marine scientists on a tour with the author’s grandsons 'return empty-handed'

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Footage taken in the immediate aftermath of the shooting shows construction worker raising his hands in the air, appearing to immitate what he claims he's just seen

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Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh

Ryan Watenpaugh (pictured) has been charged with animal cruelty

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Rob Ford has been at the receiving end of a number of scandals

Ford's brother, Doug, will take up scandal-rocked election campaign

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

Peterson is a running back with the Minnesota Vikings

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Undercover agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles this week

Tim Walker reports from Los Angeles on the extraordinary partners in crime exposed by this week’s police raids

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Former vice-presidential candidate reportedly tried to break up fight by shouting “Don’t you know who I am?” as her son and daughter threw punches

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Survivors of domestic violence have felt the need to defend abusive partners like Janay Rice (right)

UK women will be assaulted 35 times before calling police

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TJ Lane smirking during his sentencing in March 2013

Lane was serving three life sentences for the murders at Chardon High School in 2012

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Latin America has some of the fastest rising obesity rates in the world

'People are dying from bad food, not a lack of food' says President

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NFL running back Ray Rice was filmed striking his fiancée

League commissioner 'has no plans to resign'

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Yes supporters gather outside the Usher Hall, which is hosting a Night for Scotland in Edinburgh
voicesBen Judah: Is there a third option for England and Scotland that keeps everyone happy?
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John Travolta is a qualified airline captain and employed the pilot with his company, Alto
people'I felt like that was the lowest I’d ever felt'
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peopleThe report and photo dedicated to the actress’s decolletage has, unsurprisingly, provoked anger
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A plane flies close to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano
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Tito Vilanova passed away aged just 45
footballThe club's former manager died in April, less than a year after he stood down
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artAnd it's even for a good cause
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While many films were released, few managed to match the success of James Bond blockbuster 'Skyfall'
filmsDaniel Craig is believed to be donning skies as 007 for the first time
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techCriminals are targeting an e-reader security flaw
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tech... and together they're worth at least £100 million
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Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
filmMatt Damon in talks to return
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Evil eye: Douglas Adams in 'mad genius' pose
booksNew biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Fringe show: 'Cilla', with Sheridan Smith in the title role and Aneurin Barnard as her future husband Bobby Willis
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newsBut just how much does a 122-carat coloured diamond go for these days?
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Bono and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced U2's surprise new album at the iPhone 6 launch
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Paper trail: the wedding photograph found in the rubble after 9/11 – it took Elizabeth Keefe 13 years to find the people in it
newsWho are the people in this photo? It took Elizabeth Stringer Keefe 13 years to find out
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Kim Kardashian drawn backlash over her sexy swimsuit selfie, called 'disgusting' and 'nasty'
fashionCritics say magazine only pays attention to fashion trends among rich, white women
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TVShows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Hit the roof: hot-tub cinema east London
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Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Reach for the skies

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week