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A man who doused his ex-girlfriend in petrol and threatened to set light to her is jailed.
President Obama's foundation makes it official: library and presidential center will be on Chicago's South Side.
Edinburgh University says it will continue investing in companies that produce fossil fuels, but it will work with firms to reduce their emissions.
A Sussex farmer turns down an offer of more than £2m for his land from developers seeking to create a new town with 10,000 homes.
England's new director of cricket, Andrew Strauss, has confirmed that Kevin Pietersen will not be selected to play in this summer's series against Australia.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti tells Gareth Bale's agent to "stay quiet" after saying the Welshman was not being passed to.
Anger and joking online after George Zimmerman is injured
EE is named as the most complained-about phone and broadband provider.
Nigel Farage suggests he could contest a by-election in a Labour-held seat after deciding to stay on as UKIP leader.
A former BMW-Mini worker who siphoned off almost £6m from the car manufacturer admits fraud.
A seven-year-old boy who died after falling into a river near Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday is named.
The "mystery" remains of a Saxon child have been found buried on land next to Hereford Cathedral, archaeologists say.
A Tiger Moth biplane pilot is cleared of causing a crash which killed his passenger.
The BBC's Katy Watson reports on how inequality affects women's reproductive rights in Latin America.
How Iain Duncan Smith, Winston Churchill, Peter Mandelson, Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage returned to politics.
Six years after riding to England's rescue, Andrew Strauss dons his flak jacket anew to douse another Kevin Pietersen firestorm.
Forecasters say that the weather pattern known as El Nino has been forming and could cause a "substantial weather event".
The coroner at an inquest into the death of two children from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu says conclusion must be unlawful killing.
The website of British TV chef, Jamie Oliver has been hit for a third time by malware that potentially infects users' computers
Chelsea's Eden Hazard beats Harry Kane and John Terry to win the Football Writers' Association's player of the year award.