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Eerie images have captured a deserted village once dubbed the “real life Atlantis” after it spent over 25 years under water.

Dr Kermit Gosnell's clinic was a last resort for underprivileged women seeking late-term abortions

The doctor, the late-term abortions and the murder case that divides America

At first it seemed like a grisly backwater murder trial in which a Philadelphia abortion doctor was accused of killing a number of viable foetuses and an adult patient. But the case of Dr Kermit Gosnell has now burst on to the national stage, galvanising both sides of America’s never-resolved debate about a woman’s right to choose.

A painting of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee

The Sioux View: Museum’s remit must be to tell the story of a slaughter

A lot of people think what happened at Wounded Knee in 1890 was a battle. It wasn’t a battle; it was a slaughter.

Education Secretary Michal Gove had previously seen his schools budget effectively protected

‘Ring-fenced’ schools budget at risk in next round of £11bn cuts

The schools budget is under threat as the Treasury seeks another £11.5bn of cuts despite David Cameron’s previous promises to protect the funding.

Uncertain rental market is damaging childhoods, claims new report

1 in 8 renting families "sofa surf" with family and friends while between homes

Mark Ciavarella was accused of taking $2m in bribes

US judge receives 28-year jail term for his role in kids-for-cash kickbacks

Mark Ciavarella Jnr ordered to pay $1.2m in restitution after he was found to be a 'figurehead' in the conspiracy

Mark Bridger is on trial accused of the murder of schoolgirl April Jones

Paint the town orange: Willem-Alexander sworn in as king of the Netherlands as one million flock to Amsterdam to celebrate

The Dutch turn out for their first king in more than 100 years as Beatrix steps aside

Boy, 3, killed by marble fireplace

A three-year-old boy was killed when a marble fireplace fell on him, police said today.

Does the law belong in the classroom?

To say that being repeatedly dehumanised will have no impact on a child’s personal development and mental wellbeing is asking too much

OAPs to get shingles vaccinations in bid to end almost half of cases

800,000 over-70s to receive jab

The News Matrix: Tuesday 30 April 2013

2015 ‘will see change in UK government’

Jason Collins, a center who used to play for the Washington wizards and Boston Celtics, has come out as gay

NBA basketball player Jason Collins becomes most high-profile openly gay American sports star after 'years of misery'

In a magazine article he wrote: 'I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue'

BBC business editor Robert Peston who has told how he dealt with his grief by transcribing his late wife's final novel, as he opened up about his devastating loss

'Cancer did not haunt us. It helped us to understand what matters in life': Robert Peston's heartbreaking tribute to his late wife Siân

The BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, has written a heartbreaking memoir of his wife Siân Busby's battle to finish her final novel before dying from cancer.

Children should be allowed to suffer bumps or bruises during their school days to help them build character, a leading headteacher has said

'Climb trees! Drive go-karts!': A few bumps and bruises 'help to develop a schoolchild's character' says headteacher

Children should be allowed to suffer bumps or bruises during their school days to help them build character, a leading headteacher will say today.

Every child in England and Wales will be vaccinated against flu each year to limit the spread of outbreaks

Every child to get flu vaccine in bid to prevent epidemic

Every child in England and Wales will be vaccinated against flu each year to limit the spread of outbreaks, the Government will announce today.

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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

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