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Police make Syria plea to UK women

A group of armed anti-government fighters in Syria

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

Ukraine move draws Putin threat

Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine as Russia's President Putin warns of "consequences".

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Crime falls 15% in England and Wales

Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs of rises in certain categories, according to police figures.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Ecclestone trial begins in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Health

DJ Travis denies indecent assault

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis pleads not guilty to a single charge of indecent assault against a woman in January 1995.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Korea ferry disaster school reopens

The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

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 headlines.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: The Papers

Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'

Nick Clegg pledges to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" at the launch of the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Teen makes 'largest' cancer donation

A cancer charity says it has received its largest ever individual donation after a teenager with terminal cancer raises more than £1.6m.

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

Seven injured in 'silo incident'

Seven people are taken to hospital - one believed to be with serious injuries - after a fire at an industrial estate in Forres, Moray.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Ballot over local government pay

Unison to ballot local government workers and school staff in England for strikes after members reject 1% pay offer, the public sector union says.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK