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  • 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.