BBC news for Kent

Lauren Patterson murder: Qatar death sentence upheld

Lauren Patterson's badly-burned body was found in the Qatari desert in October 2013.

Farningham crash: Two dead and eight injured

The A20 Eglantine Lane in Farningham was closed for more than 11 hours following the crash.

Police get more time to quiz terror suspects

The courts give detectives more time to question seven people arrested in two incidents on Thursday.

Craig Mackinlay MP re-selected to fight South Thanet seat

The Conservative MP said he would continue to fight for re-election if the CPS decides to prosecute.

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Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free

The 36 men, women and children were held by IS in Iraq for nearly three years.

Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul

Saeed Karimian, founder of Gem TV, had previously been tried in absentia by a Tehran court.

Ueli Steck: Everest claims 'Swiss Machine' climber

"Swiss Machine" Ueli Steck dies in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on a new route.

Swiss 'spy' arrested in Frankfurt

The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.