Bus carrying Romanian tourists fell from notorious bridge in Montenegro

Aircraft sent to help survivors of Montenegro bus crash that has killed 18 and left more injured

Bus carrying Romanian tourists fell from notorious bridge

Anti-government protesters in Fortaleza, North-east Brazil on Friday

Brazil awakens – to rise up against corruption

Protesters are full of hope that Brazil, the perennial pais do futuro (country of the future), might finally be stirring from its torpor. Numbers at the protests have backed such optimism. Over a million Brazilians flooded on to the streets on Thursday, and last night more were expected to turn out.

Ariel Castro is accused of holding three women captive in his home for around a decade

Police 'made hundreds of visits' to Ariel Castro's Cleveland street in the years since three women's disappearance

Local police made nearly eleven hundred visits to houses on the Cleveland block where Ariel Castro is accused of holding three women captive in his home for around a decade, it has emerged.

Pakistan attacks death toll rises to 24

Pakistani police say the death toll from attacks on a hospital and a women's university bus in a south-western provincial capital has increased to 24.

Tourists rescued as boat bus full of passengers sinks off Liverpool dock

A rescue operation has been carried out after an amphibious tourist bus sank with 30 people on board in the Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Afghan policemen around the wreckage of a vehicle which was used in the suicide attack near Kabul's top court

Kabul suicide bomber kills 17 outside Afghanistan's Supreme Court

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the killings of 'ruthless prosecutors'

Actors don't normally encourage audiences to answer their phones during performances, but those performing I Wish I Was Lonely by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe do.

16 children and one teacher 'burned to death' on Pakistan school bus

Young victims aged between six and 12

Anthony Hilton: Gilbert deserves credit, not brickbats

Mr Gilbert... stuck with the group and has got it back on an even keel

Danny Cipriani in action for Sale Sharks

Danny Cipriani takes new outlook on life following controversial year

Former England fly-half admits he has to grow up and take responsibility

Chairman exits as First Group seeks £615m from investors

First Group’s chairman Martin Gilbert bowed out on a low yesterday as the struggling transport group tapped investors for £615m to cut debts and axed the dividend as profits slumped.

Indian gang rape suspect, Vinay Sharma, ‘attacked in prison’

One of the suspects in a brutal gang rape of a student in India is in a criticial condition after being attacked and poisoned in prison, his lawyer says.

'Tear gas gun' that can incapacitate rioters at 100-foot being tested by Home Office

A weapon designed to be used by police to incapacitate rioters more than 100 feet away is in the final stages of Home Office testing.

Revenue rise across board for Stagecoach

Commuters forced to swallow season-ticket increases this year helped boost revenues at Stagecoach, which yesterday reported a 5.4 per cent sales jump from its South West Trains division in the year to April.

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