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Man arrested over 'Iraq explosives'  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:40:57 GMT
A man is arrested in north-west London on suspicion of involvement in production of improvised explosive devices in Iraq. 
In pictures: Landscapes in black and white  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:52:28 GMT
On show at Museum of Modern Art in Wales 
Day in pictures: 22 September  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:41:39 GMT
News images from around the world: 22 September 
Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:19:20 GMT
The best news photos from around the world 
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:13:28 GMT
Scotland votes "No" to independence 
Your pictures: Vintage  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:35 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage" 
Day in pictures: 19 September  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:23:08 GMT
News images from around the world: 19 September 
Day in pictures: 18 September  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:33:26 GMT
News images from around the world: 18 September 
In pictures: Memory of History  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:48:00 GMT
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present 
How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:14:49 GMT
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest 
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:54:13 GMT
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic? 
Secret Service struggles behind scenes  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:30:16 GMT
White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes 
New battle for Ukraine's wounded  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:23:21 GMT
Ukraine's wounded forced to fight for artificial limbs 
Yemen's road to democracy uncertain  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:53:01 GMT
Yemen's road to democracy far from clear 
New chapter in Rob Ford soap opera  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:50:07 GMT
Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle