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A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
A retired fireman from Thornton Heath appears in court accused of bludgeoning his adopted son to death with a scaffolding pole.
At least 15 people have been killed after a block of flats collapsed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the BBC's Orla Guerin reports
The number of patients having to wait longer than the target time to be discharged from hospital has risen again, according to official figures.
Five years ago, Olly Murs was an X-Factor hopeful, but four albums and a lot of hard work later, he has been working with one of his childhood heroes.
A brief history of an Australian word
A computer engineer admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy he met online.
The murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented despite his killers appearing in seven intelligence investigations, a report has found.
The level of recorded crime in Scotland has reached its lowest level in 40 years, but sex crimes have risen.
This week's counter-terrorism bill will expand minister's powers - and face accusations of injustice.
The murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented despite his killers appearing in seven intelligence investigations, a report finds.
Two men suspected of releasing a pirated copy of Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables 3 have been arrested.
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit. Adam Lynch created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online.
Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.
Jon Kay reports from the courtroom in Cape Town, as South African prosecutors try to persuade a judge not to drop the murder case against British businessman Shrien Dewani.
Top Twitter boss accidentally tweets a private message about acquiring a company.
MPs approve plans to allow themselves to be recalled in cases of serious misconduct and face a public vote.
Cricketers from around the world send messages of support to Phil Hughes, who is in a critical condition in hospital.
Why Nick Drake is not the patron saint of the miserable
The controversial Top Gear special that has prompted complaints from Argentine diplomats will air at Christmas, the BBC announces.