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Bill Clinton greets conference attendees at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne

'Aids-free generation' is within our reach, Bill Clinton tells international summit

Ex-President also uses Aids 2014 Conference in Melbourne to condemn downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which saw six researchers and activists killed

Michael Bloomberg: 'No way, no how' will he run for President

US bans Israel flights: Michael Bloomberg defies ban and flies to Tel Aviv

The former NY mayor and media mogul called on US aviation authorities to lift the ban immediately after handing a 'victory to Hamas' by halting flights to Israel

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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia votes for independent investigation into downing of jet in UN Security Council

Moscow faces repeated and sometimes harsh criticism for its perceived failure to force separatists to allow access to the site

In a joint statement EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javas Zarif, said “tangible progress” had been made on “some of the issues“.

US set to unblock $2.8bn in frozen Iranian assets as reward for cooperation

Nuclear talks extended for 'credible prospect' of deal

A woman crosses herself amid flowers and candles outside the Dutch Embassy in Kiev yesterday

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia pledges full co-operation as experts arrive at Ukraine crash site

The world community heaped pressure on Moscow today as evidence mounted that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Earlier the Council stood in silence in tribute to the victims of the crash

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Obama - 'We’re going to make sure that truth gets out'

The UN Security Council earlier issued a joint statement calling for an 'independent, international investigation' of the crash

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Claims of rape and child abduction included in allegations against diplomatic staff based at embassies in Britain, official data reveals

The data showed that 14 foreign diplomats faced allegations of crimes last year

Soft power: Matthew Barzun

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
People run for safety during an Israeli air attack

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel bids to ‘dismantle Hamas terror machine’ as attack plans harden

Ground offensive gains support after cross-border rocket launches continue for a fourth day

Smoke rises following an Israeli missile strike on Rafah

Israel-Gaza conflict: US seeks Arab ally to broker ceasefire

The US is signalling that it is looking for ways to broker an urgent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, amid growing concern about a possible Israeli ground offensive in the coming days.

William Hague speaks to the media at the Iraqi ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, 26 June 2014. Hague arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit for talks on the Iraq's turmoil.

William Hague presses case of murdered Britons with new Indian government

Six men were initially charged with the murder of the British citizens but they were released on bail

Campaign group is 'appalled' after proposed case accusing defence companies of torture equipment marketing collapses

State prosecutors were yesterday accused of “abject failure” to ensure two defence companies answer allegations of marketing torture equipment at the world’s largest arms fair in London after a private case against the firms collapsed.

Relatives and friends of the al-Kaware family carry one of the seven members of the family to the mosque during their funeral in Khan Yunis. The father and his six sons were all killed in an Israeli air strike

Gaza crisis: Israel's Prime Minister promises to 'increase the assault' on Hamas until it stops firing rockets

The Gaza conflict intensifies as 47 people are killed and militants fire long-range rocket

Fighters from ISIS marching in Raqqa, Syria. Salma and Zahra Halane are believed to have joined the extremist militant group

Missing teenage sisters are 'now in Syria', police say

The girls, said to be deeply religious, have ignored the largely Somalian family’s pleas for them to return home

Pope Francis at the weekly papal audience in Rome, January 2014

Vatican bank profits collapse after clean-up

The Vatican's secretive bank has reported a huge decline in profits and blocked thousands of accounts following an annus horribilis for the institution, marred by allegations of corruption and money laundering.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

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