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  • 26 February 2015

    One of three men arrested and accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group and wage war against the US spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island, authorities have said.

  • 26 February 2015

    South Korea has abolished a 62-year-old law that bans extramarital affairs after ruling that the law suppresses personal freedom.

  • 25 February 2015

    A long-awaited truce has at last taken hold in east Ukraine, with the army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in weeks, but the news did nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central bank to ban most trading.

  • 25 February 2015

    Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as £40 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, UN-appointed investigators have told the Security Council.

  • 25 February 2015

    Hundreds of residents of a small town in south-eastern Czech Republic have gathered to honour the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history.