A mother and her five children 'may have been murdered' in a fatal fire, an inquest hears.
US President Barack Obama has officially nominated former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is charged by the Football Association over a controversial Instagram message.
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The body of a newborn boy is found at a house in Shropshire.
Eoin Morgan will take a "no frills" approach as stand-in captain for England's fourth ODI with Sri Lanka.
The Cameron, Miliband and Clegg Christmas cards this year are personal photos but with starkly different styles.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his aim is to achieve victories, points and titles this season, not records.
Ray Teret, 73, a former radio DJ who was a friend of Jimmy Savile, has been found guilty of a string of historical sex allegations.
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold is appointed MBE by the Queen for services to sport.
James Watson has sold the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
US and France agree compensation package over Holocaust victims deported by French rail company in World War Two.
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British stars Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran have been shortlisted for the Grammy awards, with Charli XCX and Coldplay also in the running.
A repentant burglar who stole a laptop from the wrong house was caught after he returned it, a court has heard.
Ex-Manchester DJ Ray Teret, friend of Jimmy Savile, convicted of seven rapes and 11 counts of indecent assault
Two British men who went to Syria to join rebel fighters have been jailed for 12 years and eight months each.
Banksy's rival, King Robbo, was found in a pool of blood at the bottom of a flight of stairs in central London, an inquest hears.