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Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot

Italian policemen detain a man suspected to be a member of an armed organisation inspired by al Qaeda in this still image taken from a video released by Italian Police today.

Suspects arrested in a counterterrorism raid may have been planning a terror attack on the Vatican, according to reports.

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die

Migrants disembark upon arrival at the Sicilian harbour of Catania. An Italian coast guard vessel carrying 84 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya arrived on Friday morning.

British and German warships ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramps up migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

Boy, 14, in court over alleged Melbourne terror attack

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A 14-year-old boy has appeared in a UK court on charges of inciting a terror attack at Melbourne Anzac Day parade.

World's youngest organ donor

One reminder the family has of Teddy is a recording of his heartbeat, made 30 weeks into the pregnancy.

Tiny baby Teddy only lived for 100 minutes, but he managed to save someone else's life.

Woman swallowed by London footpath

The woman, who has not been named, was taken to hopsital but was not seriously injured.

Bystanders heard a scream, then she disappeared as a metre-wide hole suddenly opened up in the ground.

British teen arrested over Anzac terror plot

Police were keeping guard at the Melbourne house on Saturday after the terror raids.

British boy charged with encouraging a beheading and inciting a terrorism attack on an Anzac Day parade in Australia.

Royal couple 'not stopping at two'

The uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge says the royal couple are unlikely to stop at two children.

The uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge let slip he believes the royal couple will not stop at two children.

Funerals held for shipwreck victims

As many as 900 people are believed to have died in the shipwreck.

A poignant inter-faith funeral service has been held for 24 drowned migrants, the only victims whose bodies were recovered from a Mediterranean shipwreck.

Anzac Cove awaits pilgrims

Corporal Andrew Barnett of the Australian Army Band rehearsing for the Gallipolli Dawn Service commemoration ceremony at Anzac Cove.

Under a brilliant azure sky, Kiwi, Australian and Turkish performers came together for a final rehearsal.

Islamist 'plotting church attacks' in Paris

Aurelie Chatelain, in this photograph provided by the Caudry City Hall April 22, 2015, is seen during a sporting event in Caudry on April 11, 2015. Aurelie Chatelain was found dead in Villejuif, near Paris, April 19, 2015. French police have detained an Algerian national they suspect of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches and who is also suspected of being involved in the murder of the 32-year-old woman found dead in her car on Sunday.   REUTERS/Mairie de Caudry/Raymond Truy/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL USE

Man accused of killing fitness instructor amid plans to open fire on a packed French church.

Cat wedged between walls

Marv the cat stuck between two garage walls in Bristol.

Firefighters had to break through a brick wall to rescue Marv the cat after he got wedged in a 13cm gap.

Sheepdog 'drives' tractor onto motorway

Don the dog, being interviewed about his daredevil ride by the BBC, doesn't look happy with this new found fame.

Don the dog causes traffic chaos in what Traffic Scotland called "the weirdest thing we have ever reported".

Labour leader Miliband's 'blue steel' goes viral

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on the campaign trail in England. His wife is bemused by the level of attention his sex appeal is getting online.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has gone from being labeled weird to an internet favourite in two weeks.

Doubt cast on 'stop-the-boats' policy for Europe

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop holds a press conference with her German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, Germany.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has stopped short of recommending an Australian-style refugee policy for Europe.

Queen hands Duke of Edinburgh Aussie knighthood

The Queen gives the Duke of Edinburgh the Insignia of a Knight of the Order of Australia in the presence of Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer.

The Queen has officially invested the Duke of Edinburgh with the Insignia of a Knight of the Order of Australia.

Hatton Garden jewel heist pictures revealed

The team of robbers raided a safety deposit business in the vault of a London building by drilling through a concrete wall.

British police have released new images showing the extraordinary lengths the Hatton Garden burglars went to.

Trying to stop animal sex tourism

15/09/2013. NEWS. ROBYN EDIE/Southland Times. Dairy cow calves enjoying a break in the weather near Wairio, Western Southland.

Denmark has passed legislation banning bestiality amid fears that animal sex tourists were visiting the country.

Mediterranean death toll tops 1700

A migrant holds a placard during a protest in front of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome on Tuesday.

Waves after waves of migrants driven by war, repression and conscription are risking their lives to seek refuge in Europe.

Our man from Moscow: Steven Seagal

SOCHI, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 11:  Actor Steven Seagal  attends qualifying ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

A washed-up, ponytailed, Buddhist movie star - who better to be a mediator between the Kremlin and the White House?

'Help us, hey, help us'

Migrants stand on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard ship Gregretti as it docks at Catania port.

Two survivors of Mediterranean shipwreck describe terror of being thrown into sea in pitch darkness.

Princess Diana's will - get it for $20

Princess Diana with then South African President Nelson Mandela in 1997.

Ever a democratising force, the internet has bestowed yet another gift upon us all - Princess Diana's will.

Nazi bookkeeper: I'm morally guilty

Oskar Groening with his laywer Hans Holtermann before the start of his trial.

Ex-Auschwitz Nazi who's accused of assisting in the mass murder of Jews tells court about the grisly killings he had witnessed there.

Captain, crew of deadly migrant boat arrested

Mahmud Bikhit, left, and Mohammed Ali Malek, two survivors of Saturday's migrant boat disaster, who have arrested on suspicion of people trafficking.

The Tunisian captain and a Syrian crew member of a boat that capsized off the coast of Libya, killing hundreds of migrants, have been arrested.

Nazi accused of role in 300,000 murders

Hedy Bohm and Eva Pusztai-Fahidi, survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, take part in a news conference in Lueneburg.

A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz goes on trial for role in 300,000 murders.

19th century champers much like bubbly today

Underwater cache of champagne is shown in Aland, an archipelago in the Baltic.

175-year-old champagne is much like the modern version, study finds.

Were Armenian deaths genocide?

Members of the Armenian community take part in a rally commemorating the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last year.

Armenia is at the centre of world attention as the April 24 anniversary of a 1915 slaughter nears.

Scores rescued as boats sink

A migrant, trying to reach Greece, is rescued by a man at the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes.

Dramatic images of rescue and tragedy have emerged as authorities battle save to migrants in peril on overloaded vessels in the Mediterranean.

Boy with crossbow, machete kills teacher

A teacher is comforted by a woman as they stand near pupils outside the high school where a teacher was killed.

A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a teacher and wounded four other people at his school, police say.

UK teen suspected of Australia terror plot link

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British police have confirmed that information collected during the arrest of a British 14-year-old boy resulted in Saturday's anti-terror raids in Melbourne, Australia.

Another migrant ship flounders

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At least three people are dead and 90 rescued after ship sunk off coast of Greek island.

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