A fire at an Islamic boarding school near London in which 128 pupils and staff were evacuated was being treated as suspicious by police amid an increase in anti-Muslim incidents since the murder of the British soldier Lee Rigby.
Even as the investigations begin it's not hard to see the similarities between Edward Snowden, the man behind the leaks on America's electronic surveillance program, and Bradley Manning, on trial for espionage after passing on information to WikiLeaks.
Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition, the South African government said on Monday, three days after the revered peace icon was rushed to hospital with a recurrent lung infection.
Every dog has its day, but few canines get a motorcade on their return home.
Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the most significant security leaks in American history, has revealed himself to be a 29-year-old systems analyst who had worked for a private security contractor for just three months.
Nelson Mandela has become the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax, with Twitter buzzing with the incorrect information that the former South African president had died in his sleep.
A UK newspaper identified a 29-year-old former CIA technical worker as the source for leaks about US spy agencies that have rattled Washington's security services in the past few days.
Yaroslav Belousov, a student, found himself at the centre of the mayhem last year when a rally against Vladimir Putin, then the prime minister, unexpectedly turned violent.
British ministers are confronted by mounting calls to face Parliament to explain the country's links with the controversial US internet monitoring program.
The Syrian opposition will not attend the proposed Geneva conference on the crisis in Syria unless rebel fighters receive fresh supplies of arms, the top rebel military commander has warned.
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