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Russia in new Ukraine attack threat

An armed man in military fatigues stands guard outside the security service (SBU) regional building seized by the separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk on April 23,

Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Three children found dead in London

A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: London

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.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: US & Canada

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

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

Clifford jury gets majority direction

Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

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

Coulson 'did not cover anything up'

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he did not "cover anything up" following the arrest of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2006.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

'Revenge attack' caused fire deaths

A fire which killed four members of the same family was a revenge attack on the wrong house, a jury is told.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Leicester

Plane search examines coastal debris

Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark

The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.

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