Julia Grace Lyter

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

GENEVA (AP) — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared …

Anglo trial: Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer found guilty

<b>Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.</b><p>They are Pat Whelan, 52, former head of lending in Ireland and Willie McAteer, 63, the bank's former finance director.<p>Both men had denied the charges at Dublin Criminal …

Pistorius trial: Forensic tests challenged

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Pistorius trial: Key questions for the defence

<b>Both defence lawyer Barry Roux and prosecutor Gerrie Nel have made a habit of setting "homework" for the witnesses they are cross-examining at the murder trail of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius.</b><p>Judge Thokozile Masipa did the same for the lawyers on Thursday, urging them to make good use of …

Woman charged with murdering baby in Belfast

<b>A woman has appeared in court accused of murdering her baby son in Belfast.</b><p>The 30-year-old was charged by detectives investigating the child's death on 9 April.<p>The baby was injured in an incident in the city last month.<p>Reporting restrictions have been imposed to protect the defendant's identity.<p>The …

Syria chlorine gas attack alleged by activists

<b>Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces.</b><p>Footage posted online, which cannot be verified, shows medics trying to revive four young men suffering what appear to be symptoms of poisoning.<p>A voice off-screen says the location is Harasta, …

EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project

<b>A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.</b><p>The European Commission has confirmed that the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project is in line to win the cash (equivalent to about £250m).<p>The gas will be siphoned off from …

Abu Hamza: Radical cleric 'hid behind religion'

<b>A radical Muslim cleric who served seven years in a British prison had "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York has said.</b><p>Opening statements in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri began on Thursday.<p>Abu Hamza, 55, denies 11 terrorism charges …

Ukraine crisis: Deal to 'de-escalate' agreed in Geneva

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Chronic pain sufferer chopped hand off for a 'reaction'

A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen" to him.<p>Mark Goddard, 44, had constant pain following a motorbike accident and became frustrated with doctors who could not relieve his symptoms.<p>The former mechanic decided to amputate the hand with a home-made …

Sheffield man Aras Hussein guilty of beheading girlfriend

<b>A man who beheaded his teenage girlfriend with a kitchen knife has been found guilty of her murder.</b><p>Pizza delivery driver Aras Hussein decapitated 18-year-old student Reema Ramzan at his flat in Sheffield in June before stabbing himself in the chest.<p>The 21-year-old was jailed for life at Sheffield …

Putin: Ukraine government heading towards 'abyss'

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Google under fire from European media tycoon

<b>The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has strongly criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.</b><p>Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, says his company is afraid of Google and its power.<p>He also asks in the letter, addressed to Google boss Eric Schmidt, …

Nigeria abductions: Parents scour woods for daughters

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