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A man strangled his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend to death with a scarf "to teach her a lesson", a court hears.
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
The AA complains that the new vehicle tax system will provide the government with extra revenue, as some cars will, in effect, be taxed twice.
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The Welsh Rugby Union hails another year of record investment in the game as it publishes its annual report for 2014.
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'
A team of engineering students from the University of New South Wales in Australia has created a robotic couch to travel around campus.
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
The BBC's John Simpson looks back at China's attempts to gain more control in Hong Kong.
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.
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Manchester City are still without a win in Champions League Group E after Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma a point.
Crews from 10 fire engines tackle a blaze at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds city centre.
Nemanja Matic scores a first-half header as Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon to go top of Champions League Group G.
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
As a survey shows more than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, Waheed Ahmad describes how his daughter, Mariam, had to have teeth removed at the age of four.
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.