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Closure of gates causes fatal crush as thousands pay last respects to Muslim spiritual leader

Sergei Polonsky (centre) is led away by Cambodian officials earlier this year

Sergei Polonsky 'wanted by Moscow in connection with £120m fraud case'

The controversial property tycoon Sergei Polonsky, key witness in an ongoing trial against fellow Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev, is now wanted by Russian authorities over a massive alleged fraud. Mr Polonsky, who earlier this year skipped bail in Cambodia, where he was awaiting trial for assaulting local sailors, is now also on Russia’s wanted list.

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Boyfriend denies murder of woman, 55

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Arson suspected  at Hindu temple

21 injured in Nepal plane crash on mountain airstrip

A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, injuring all 21 people on board.

Security camera footage shows a gunman shooting into a crowd gathered for a Mother's Day second line parade in New Orleans

New Orleans police vow to catch 'street violence' shooters of Mother's Day parade

Police in New Orleans have vowed to track down gunmen who shot 19 people at a Mother's Day parade in an attack.

Leading Palestinian religious leader Grand Mufti of Jerusalem arrested for 'encouraging religious disturbances'

Chairs were thrown at a group of Jews touring the Temple Mount, according to police

Temple of the Feathered Serpent at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan

Hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs discovered under Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent

Archaeologists excavating beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent have discovered hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs.

St Paul's Cathedral ahead of the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Baroness Thatcher funeral timetable

Here is the timetable for events surrounding the funeral of Baroness Thatcher today.

Indira Gandhi mob inquiry to be reopened

A court has ordered the reopening of an investigation  related to the killings of thousands of Sikhs following the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.

An ancient gold ring, believed to have inspired JRR Tolkien to write The Hobbit, which is to have its own exhibition for the first time.

So bright, so beautiful... precious! Cursed ring thought to have inspired JRR Tolkien on display

An ancient gold ring which is believed to have inspired JRR Tolkien to write The Hobbit is to have its own exhibition for the first time.

Six men arrested over gang-rape of Swiss tourist in India appear in court as police say woman must share blame for attack

Latest attack just three months after fatal gang-rape of woman in New Delhi

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Studies suggest that about 500 years before the Stonehenge we know today was built, a larger stone circle was erected at the same site as a community graveyard

Stonehenge: new study suggests landmark started life as a graveyard for the 'prehistoric elite'

Latest of many explanations for mysterious site

Trail of the unexpected: Where to dally in Delhi

A tour led by the capital's street children shows Harriet O'Brien a different side of the city

Sayedee was convicted over the war of independence in 1971

Islamist leader's death sentence for war crimes sparks fatal riots in Bangladesh

A tribunal has sentenced to death the leader of an Islamic political party over his role in murder and atrocities during the nation’s 1971 war of independence. The decision triggered violence and clashes across the country that left at least 30 people dead.

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