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Israel’s Palestinian-only buses prompt apartheid comparisons

Israel will open new “Palestinian bus routes” in the West Bank tomorrow after bowing to pressure from settlers who argue that sharing transportation is a  security risk.

Book of a lifetime: The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak

I've given a lot of thought to books that hold a significant meaning for me; the books that have stayed with me long after the final page has been turned. There are many books that have shaped me. To select one feels like an impossible task, like choosing between salade niçoise and buttery mashed potatoes. I love both at different times of the year.

Indian Boy denies bus rape charges

A 17-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he took part in the gang rape and murder of a trainee physiotherapist in Delhi.

To dye for: Helen Mirren’s Bafta hair was inspired by US television

Helen Mirren's in the pink. We've all been there...

Jane Merrick applauds the Bafta nominee's unqueenly hair colour

The Experts: The best finishing powders

I am not what anyone would call a 'morning person'; thus my daytime make-up application is minimal and efficient. One extra step I've managed to make time for, though (I'm talking seconds by the way – each one is precious at this hour), is a final flourish of finishing powder, which has the dual benefit of brightening things up and stopping my hastily-applied paint-job sliding off my face before I even make it to the office.

At least 51 killed after bus and truck collide in Zambia

Police said at least 51 people were killed after a bus crashed into a truck north of the country’s capital of Lusaka.

51 people killed in Zambia bus crash

At least 51 people have been killed in Zambia after a bus crashed into a truck north of the capital of Lusaka.

Jimmy Dykes, the man who abducted the boy from a school bus after fatally shooting the bus driver, is dead

Five-year-old boy safe after being held hostage in days-long stand-off between abductor with police

Vietnam War veteran shot dead after police storm bunker to free youngster taken hostage

Eight killed and many injured in tourist bus crash in California

At least eight people were killed and 38 injured when a tourist bus careened out of control down a California mountain road, struck a car, flipped over and hit a pickup truck, authorities said.

Eight killed in California bus crash

Eight people were killed on a California highway early today in a crash involving a tour bus and two other vehicles.

India gang rape suspects plead not guilty

If found guilty, the five could receive the death penalty

Women get life for pensioner's torture death

Two women convicted of the "grotesque and incomprehensible" murder and torture of a grandfather turned on one another as they were jailed for life.

US bus siege: Police in stand-off with hostage gunman in Alabama

Police swat teams and hostage negotiators were locked in a stand-off today with a gunman authorities say intercepted a school bus, killed the driver, snatched a six-year-old boy and retreated into a bunker at his home in Alabama.

Suspect in India gang rape case to be tried as juvenile

A juvenile court ruled today that a suspect in the fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi last month was a juvenile at the time of the attack.

Podcast: Waiting…Now

Fuel, Roundhouse and King’s Cultural Institute present this podcast by Paul Clark in collaboration with Bill Brewer featuring Chris Allan on Cello

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