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UN aid agencies say they are concerned about the safety of scores of men and boys detained by the Syrian authorities after fleeing Homs.
An 11-month-old baby girl was mauled to death by a "pit bull terrier-type" dog while she was asleep upstairs in bed, police say.
Ten companies are being ordered co-operate with an inquiry into the illegal "blagging" of private information, MPs are told.
The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko who was killed in London moves a step closer to a public inquiry into her husband's death.
Ministers say a government-backed vote to ban the smacking of children could be held before the assembly election, as the latest bid for a ban is defeated.
Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy accepts a three-match ban for appearing to strike Swansea rival Jonathan de Guzman.
The EU is set to approve a new type of genetically modified maize for cultivation despite huge opposition.
United States snowboarder Shaun White fails to secure a historic third consecutive Winter Olympic halfpipe title as Iouri Podladtchikov wins gold.
A hole has appeared in the central reservation of the M2 closing a 10-mile (16km) section of the motorway
UK officials confirm first British jihadist suicide bombing in Syria - carried out in the northern city of Aleppo last week.
Dutch authorities say former health minister Els Borst, whose body was found by a friend late on Monday, did not die of natural causes.
Fresh talks to resolve South Sudan's crisis open more than two weeks after a ceasefire and despite a refusal to release detainees, a key rebel demand.
Scam artists seeking to capitalise on the demise of popular mobile game Flappy Bird have released harmful clones.
About 1,000 homes along the River Thames have been evacuated and thousands more people are at risk from flooding, the Environment Agency says.
Draft prospect Michael Sam's declaration that he is gay gives the NFL a big chance to tackle bigotry, writes Flinder Boyd
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects £42m signing Mesut Ozil to rediscover his form following a series of subdued displays.
Snow hits parts of Wales with more forecast overnight ahead of heavy rain and gales, forecasters warn.
Charities including Barnardo's and Shelter Scotland have expressed concern over an underspend on a crisis fund to help people needing financial aid.
School Reporters reveal what it's like to be at Isle of Portland Community Academy (IPACA) where everyone has their own tablet computer
Russian ex-Olympic champion gives her account of 'racist' tweet