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Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino is jailed for 16 years for the manslaughter of 32 people who died when the cruise ship sank in 2012.
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells his pimping trial in France that he is annoyed with persistent questions about his sexual preferences.
Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag announces proposals to cut up to 500 jobs worldwide, including 230 North Sea posts.
Urgent talks on ending the conflict in east Ukraine - brokered by Germany and France - begin with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents shaking hands.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from the rebel held town of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where many residents are living in fear.
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The SNP leader aims to win votes in Scotland by wooing friends in London. The electoral arithmetic may work for her, but do her spending plans add up?
Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are more likely to put on weight than others.
Labour's use of a pink minibus to launch a campaign aimed at encouraging women to vote, has provoked mixed reaction.
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is pranked by a Northern Ireland footballer impersonating Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon.
A 21-year-old woman who denies two death by dangerous driving charges after hitting an elderly couple says she could not have avoided the impact.
The HMRC tax evasion investigation is widened and will now look at money laundering
EastEnders actress Linda Henry hurled racist abuse at a community warden and shouted "do you know who I am?", after being reprimanded for dropping a cigarette butt, a court hears.
Google begins providing doctor-checked medical guidance - including illustrations and possible treatments - to relevant search results.
A paramedic is sentenced over the death of a man who collapsed outside the A&E department at Walsall's Manor Hospital.
One of Uganda's top universities launches an investigation into allegations that fake degrees were awarded to students.
Andy Murray defeats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
Air strikes carried out by Syria's air force have killed almost 200 people in the past 10 days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
From October, drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their car if they are carrying children as passengers.
England batsman Joe Root backs captain Eoin Morgan to find his best form in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.