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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

Pro-Russian activist near Sloviansk, 24 April

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

  • 25 April 2014

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

  • 24 April 2014

Russia extends Navalny house arrest

A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.

  • 24 April 2014

John Paul II crucifix crushes man

A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.

  • 24 April 2014

Match-fixer arrested in Finland

Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

Blood 'not from beheaded Louis XVI'

An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Science & Environment

Police make Syria plea to UK women

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Cornish granted UK minority status

Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Cornwall

Hamster-sized deer born in Spain

A baby Java mouse-deer - one of the world's smallest hoofed animals - is born at a Spanish zoo.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: News from Elsewhere

Clegg: Lib Dems must fight EU myths

Nick Clegg pits his party's "optimism and openness" against the "fears and falsehoods" of isolationists at the launch of the Lib Dem campaign for the European elections.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.

  • 23 April 2014