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  • 5 May 2015

    French lawmakers have approved a bill to let intelligence services deploy fly-on-the-wall spying devices more easily against suspected terrorists after Islamist militant attacks killed 17 people in January.

  • 5 May 2015

    Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo that have forced hospitals and schools to move underground, Amnesty International has said, describing the bombings as "crimes against humanity".

  • 5 May 2015

    Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and may have drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days.

  • 5 May 2015

    Greece's debt talks with international creditors are making progress but have not yet produced a breakthrough, Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling has said, adding he could not tell if a deal was in reach next week.

  • 5 May 2015

    Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by last week's devastating earthquake.

  • 5 May 2015

    Batman cinema gunman James Holmes asked police: "There weren't any children hurt, were there?" hours after his arrest.

  • 4 May 2015

    Nepali police and local volunteers have found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake.

  • 4 May 2015

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended Germany's BND intelligence agency against accusations it violated laws by helping the US spy on officials and firms in Europe and said her office would cooperate fully with a parliamentary investigation.