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A mother and her lesbian lover killed her daughter after developing a relationship centred around fictional characters, a court hears.
Think tank boss Paul Johnson says he wants the Conservatives to remove an online campaign video in which he appears.
Was Obama speech 'fantasy fiction for tweens'
Police formally identify a body found on an allotment site in Leicester as that of missing Cardiff woman Sameena Imam.
Could the New England Patriots miss out on the Super Bowl? BBC Sport takes a look at NFL's 'deflate-gate'.
An Only Fools and Horses fan spends £4,000 having his whole back tattooed as a tribute to his favourite television show.
Should we try to halt forms of life from being wiped out?
The US government agrees to pay a woman $134,000 after creating a fake Facebook page using photos of her as well as her son and niece.
The boss of Italian oil group Eni, speaking in Davos, warns oil could shoot up to $200 a barrel if the Opec cartel fails to cut supplies.
Images of snowfall from farms in Scotland to parks in Yorkshire
How do sportswomen deal with periods?
What's the punch line of this year-long Twitter joke?
The political situation in Yemen is one of the most confusing in the Middle East. Here's a 90 second guide to the key players in the country's current unrest.
An Israeli man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of pop stars including Madonna and selling unreleased songs online.
A car crashes into a house in Sheffield, damaging the property but injuring no one.
Plans to explore for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire should be turned down, according to council officials.
Atlas - one of the most advanced robots in the world - is upgraded by its owner Google to include a battery pack, allowing it go "wireless".
Katie Summerhayes becomes the first British female skier ever to win a Freestyle World Championships medal.
A tobacco factory in Ballymena, County Antrim, is set to close with the loss of nearly 900 jobs, after owners reject a union plan.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has voiced his anger that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.