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President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
A man who brutally murdered two people while on the run from police had "significant known risk factors", a report finds.
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.
More than 100 people dressed as elves, druids and witches attend a Wiccan funeral in Cornwall to mark the passing of 'Eron the wizard'.
The Iraqi authorities say they have exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been summarily killed by Islamic State near Tikrit last June.
Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.
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England are one of 12 teams included in the latest version of the Fifa computer game as women feature for the first time.
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A toddlers' car seat is removed from sale by its manufacturer after a boy was thrown out of one into the front of his mother's car.
Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.
European football's governing body, Uefa, holds a news conference, as the Fifa Congress takes place in Zurich amid arrests on corruption charges.
A man appears in court after a quad bike crash left a seven-year-old boy needing an amputation.
Rory McIlroy faces a battle to make the cut at the Irish Open after slumping to a first-round nine-over-par 80 at Royal County Down.
A man is banned from football matches for three years after admitting assaulting Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt after the League One club's play-off defeat at Preston.
Rafael Benitez - favourite to become Real Madrid boss - says he will be leaving Napoli after two years in charge of the club.
Arts and culture should be spared further funding cuts as the government seeks to balance the books, the new head of Arts Council England says.
The number of visitors to Northern Ireland from outside the country increased in 2014, but they spent less money, new statistics show
A malicious worm called moose that targets poorly protected home routers has been uncovered by security researchers.