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Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
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Authorities in California are investigating whether to charge an elderly man who fatally shot a suspected female burglar who said she was pregnant.
The BBC's Wendy Hurrell takes a look back at Tony Blackburn's 50 year broadcasting career.
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation.
In a Moldovan vineyard cellar lies a collection of wine confiscated from Hermann Goering.
Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?
John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, is cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.
Team Sky want to keep Sir Bradley Wiggins despite the rider's comments that he is "done" with road racing.
The family of a dying man shocked back to life 31 times after hospital staff failed to remove his defibrillator implant, says his wish for a dignified death was "cruelly taken away".
A police officer is accused of having a sexual relationship and extracting £100,000 from an elderly man she met after his son was killed by an axe-murderer.
Lewis Hamilton was comfortably quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.
Thousands of people have lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes, which will tell the story of the city during World War One.
How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?
Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements.
Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.