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A man who murdered his former partner and her baby son in a "shocking and senseless" attack is jailed for life.
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Pro-EU protesters in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, push back riot police from their protest bastions as the president promises not to use force.
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
Healthcare websites established under President Obama's health law enrolled twice as many people in November as the month before, the US says.
Spotify is to allow handsets and tablets to access its service without paid subscription for the first time.
India's Supreme Court overturns a 2009 ruling and upholds a law criminalising gay sex, in a move seen as a major blow to gay rights.
A church official in Russia reportedly suggests that single mothers should be labelled with an obscene term.
European auditors say the EU should stop paying the salaries of thousands of Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip who are not going to work.
Tajikistan, Central Asia's poorest country, hosts its first ever international fashion show in the capital Dushanbe.
An Australian town is using loud noises in an attempt to drive away an infestation of almost 80,000 bats who are roosting in a local park.
Wesley Sneijder's goal in snowy Istanbul sends Galatasaray into the Champions League last 16 and knocks Juventus out.
British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology to track suspects.
A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
Police enforce strict ban on mobile phones at Mandela's coffin
A woman who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel wins her Supreme Court challenge as judges rule the church is a 'place of meeting for religious worship'.
Nineteen fighters from Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army surrender following an offensive against the rebel group in the Central African Republic, the army says.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection a "revenge porn" website which sought to extort victims.