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US troops in Poland for exercises

US troops arrive in Swidwin, Poland, on 23 April 2014

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Police make Syria appeal to UK women

British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge men against travelling to possibly fight in Syria.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Middle East

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

US film star Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Entertainment & Arts

Lib Dems 'won't back minority rule'

Senior Lib Dem Danny Alexander rules out suggestions his party could support a minority Labour or Tory government after the next election.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Stoke & Staffordshire

Madeleine police probe 18 break-ins

UK police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance are looking at 18 potentially linked cases involving a lone intruder breaking into holiday villas in the Algarve, Portugal.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death

A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract front page headlines.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: The Papers

Ecclestone trial to begin in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Asylum housing badly managed - MPs

A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Jets scrambled over Russian planes

RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Business