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Judges dismiss an appeal bid by a woman who beat her son to death for failing to memorise the Koran.
Publicist Max Clifford tells a court that claims of sexual or indecent assault against him have been made by "fantasists" seeking compensation.
Is it better to be in the audience or the background?
Derek Martinus, who directed early Doctor Who episodes with the first three Doctors, dies aged 82 after suffering from Alzheimer's.
US President Barack Obama urges Russia to move its troops back from Ukraine's border as Moscow says it is stepping up intelligence measures.
Norway's ex-PM Jens Stoltenberg is appointed next Nato secretary general, replacing Denmark's Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
The moment a 39-year-old woman hears for the first time in her life, thanks to cochlear implants, is captured on video.
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is to be charged with a further offence of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
The deaths of five babies are among 11 under investigation at the Northern Health Trust.
PSG want Oscar and Hazard, Spurs look to re-sign Caulker, Inter target Torres and Alex Song plus more.
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa will hold a three-day strike from 1 April, their union announces.
Microsoft has started offering an iPad edition of its Office software suite.
A Taliban attack on a guest house in Kabul has come to an end with police killing the last gunman inside, Afghan military sources say.
A woman from Gateshead has heard sound for the first time after her cochlear implants were switched on.
The director of public prosecutions admits the CPS made an error during an extradition case involving a convicted Mafia boss.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urges voters to resist the "lure of false patriotism", as he drew comparisons between the SNP and UKIP.
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A woman who admitted driving the wrong way on a motorway for four miles while drunk is given a suspended jail sentence.
Legendary Fleet Street journalist turns 100
The first clinic of its kind in Europe has opened at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with the aim of finding a cure for one of the rarest types of cancer.