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A file photo of Brian Shivers who has been acquitted of murdering two British soldiers in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Brian Shivers has been found not guilty of the 2009 Real IRA murders of British soldiers Patrick Azimkar and Mark Quinsey. At Belfast Cr(...)

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva (centre), the mother of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks to reporters while the father Anzor Tsarnaev and aunt Patimat Suleymanova look on, in Makhachkala, Dagestan. Photograph: Sergey Rassulov/Getty

One brother posted messages on the Twitter social media website typical of an average American teenager; they were about his favourite televisi(...)

A woman in a burqa walks along a road on a windy day on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A bus in southern Afghanistan has collided with the burning wreckage of a truck that was attacked by Taliban insurgents, killing 30 passengers,(...)

US vice president Joe Biden speaks to police officers at memorial services for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Patrol Officer Sean Collier.

The brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon were described as “twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadi(...)

Afghan insurgents kidnapped nine people including eight Turkish nationals after their helicopter crashed near the border with Pakistan. Photograph: REUTERS/ Stringer

The Taliban has captured all aboard a helicopter that crashed on yesterday in a volatile region of Afghanistan's east, a spokesman said today (...)

 In this 2009 photo, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fights during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Boxing Tournament at the Salt Palace. Photograph: AP Photo

In the Roxbury neighbourhood of Boston, Jasmine Mays walks out of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah on Shawmut Avenue, one of the oldest pla(...)

A US military Blackhawk helicopter flies over the search area for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts, during the lockdown last Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

At 6am on Friday the phone rang. It was a message from the Boston police: “Lock your doors and stay inside.” Within minutes everyone in (...)

Afghanistan National Army and US soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a patrol in the Paktia province of Afghanistan. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times

Taliban insurgents shot six police officers dead at a checkpoint as a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in two attacks(...)

People  on  Hemingway Street in the Fenway neighbourhood  celebrate the capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar  Tsarnaev last night. Photograph:  Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images

Bostonians breathed a sign of relief after a long, shattering week and then celebrated the dramatic capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bo(...)

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad during an interview with Syrian television channel al-Ikhbariya in Damascus. Photograph: Sana/Reuters

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said Western nations will suffer the consequences for what he described as their support for al Qaeda militant(...)

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