News According to reports, federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013

Roads shut amid India protests over brutal gang-rape of woman

Authorities closed roads in the heart of India's capital today in a bid to put an end to a week of demonstrations against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a moving bus.

Angry protesters encounter a violent response from police in New Delhi while urging swift punishment for a gang of alleged rapists

Police fire tear gas after violence at Delhi rape protest

Anger at the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus grew in India as police in the capital, New Delhi, used tear gas and water cannon to break up demonstrations staged by thousands of people who were protesting against the crime.

The launch of ‘He Ain’t Heavy...’ in Liverpool

Justice Collective's Hillsborough charity single He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother wins chart battle beating Simon Cowell-backed X Factor winner James Arthur

Proceeds from ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ will pay legal costs for relatives campaigning for justice

Mother's quest: Anne Williams, who lost her son at Hillsborough, outside the High Court last week

Dying mother fights on for Hillsborough son

The overturning of original inquest verdicts has given families new hope

Hillsborough tribute looks set to beat X Factor's James Arthur to Christmas number one

The Hillsborough tribute single has extended its lead in the race for the Christmas number one.

Application to quash the original Hillsborough inquest verdicts could be made today

Families of the 96 victims of the 1989 tragedy have campaigned to have the accidental death verdicts overturned

Thirty years after being 'freed', Texas man still waiting for his freedom

Legal row saw death sentence for murder in 1977 both overturned and commuted to life in jail

World Aids Day: I met Enoch. Three years ago he couldn't stand up. Now his life is transformed. The cost? 23p a day

I choose not to listen to the cynics, whose philosophical opposition to aid bewilders me

The Chongqing Communist Party leader now looks likely to face criminal charges

China's Bo Xilai to face charges

Disgraced Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will face criminal charges, state media has reported.

Chinese expert casts doubt on Neil Heywood death verdict

A prominent Chinese government forensic scientist has questioned the cause of death of a murdered British businessman, casting doubt on the official version of a scandal that reached into the upper levels of the Communist Party.

Cult leader Sachiko Eto hanged for six murders in Japan

Japan executed two people today, including a 65-year old woman cult leader convicted of six murders that took place during supposed exorcisms.

Court upholds Mumbai gunman Mohammed Ajmal Kasab's death sentence

India's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of the only surviving gunman of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

William Hague condemns Iran death sentences

Iran's “shameful” human rights record has been condemned by Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Verdict due in Gu Kailai Neil Heywood murder trial

A Chinese court will deliver a verdict on Monday in the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of the disgraced politician Bo Xilai, as the Communist Party moves a step closer to resolving a scandal that has threatened to overshadow China's once-a-decade leadership handover.

Julian Assange asylum verdict due

Julian Assange may hear this week whether he will be granted political asylum in Ecuador, the country's President has said.

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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines