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A "caring and doting" father broken 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.
Plans for a £100m golf resort near the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim have floundered, according to informed sources.
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 question about pressure on Wales coach Warren Gatland draws a feisty response from defence coach Shaun Edwards.
More than 100 names have been suggested to chair an inquiry into historic child abuse, the top civil servant at the Home Office tells MPs.
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.
At least 23 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.
What went wrong with a cancer treatment that should have healed rather than harmed.
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".
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.
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.
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, Red Cross officials say.
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
The shooting of Michael Brown led to widespread unrest and an upsurge of anger against the police.
Late nights, tikka masalas and flying around - Lewis Hamilton guides BBC Sport through his first days as a world champion.
A third senior police officer in Thailand is charged with insulting the monarchy, bribery and corruption as part of a major investigation.
The US economy grew much faster than first reported in the third quarter, official figures have shown.