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At least 36 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.
A "caring and doting" father broke his daughter's neck and damaged her spine after shaking her, swinging her by the legs and sitting on her, a court hears.
How and why Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have launched a land grab of sporting events unmatched anywhere in the world.
Lorin LaFave, whose 14-year-old son, Breck Bednar, was stabbed to death by an "internet predator", says she is lost and heartbroken.
Police in Ivory Coast fire tear gas and use batons to disperse crowds protesting about a ban on plastic bags used to carry water.
A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" business rate relief by helping out state schools - or lose it, the party will warn.
A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".
An MSP who campaigned on behalf of patients whose deaths were linked to a hospital infection breaks down as she said justice has not been done.
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.
Intelligence agencies could not have stopped Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder but they did not have access to a "significant" online exchange, a report finds.
Facebook hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers in which he said he wanted to kill a soldier, five months before the attack, the BBC learns.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises for using what he acknowledges was an offensive term at a public meeting but denies claims that it was aimed at "all unionists".
The level of recorded crime in Scotland has reached its lowest level in 40 years, but sex crimes have risen.
What went wrong with a cancer treatment that should have healed rather than harmed.
Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema dump bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.
A terminally ill woman would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier, according to an expert witness at Cardiff High Court.
England are desperate for a winning one-day formula, but a tour of Sri Lanka could raise more questions than answers.
Many MEPs were surprised at how trenchant the Pope's criticisms were, after he directly addressed them on the current malaise in Europe.
A world-renowned hearing consultant admits secretly filming hundreds of patients, colleagues and hospital visitors.
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.