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Knife murderers have jail terms cut

Tue, 2014-01-07 05:23
A married couple who almost decapitated a man in front of a 12-year-old girl have their minimum sentences reduced by appeal judges.

William begins university course

Tue, 2014-01-07 05:17
The Duke of Cambridge starts full-time studies on an agricultural management course at the University of Cambridge.

Was there ever a golden age of breastfeeding?

Tue, 2014-01-07 05:05
The surprisingly long history of non-breastfeeding

UK floods prompt space charter call

Tue, 2014-01-07 05:02
The serious flooding in parts of the UK has prompted the government to activate the global charter on space and natural disasters.

'Living hell' threat officer inquiry

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:57
A police officer who apparently threatened to make a photographer's day "a living hell" is being investigated.

Gunmen storm central Nigeria village

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:52
Gunmen storm a village in Nigeria's troubled Plateau state, leaving 30 dead and torching houses, say local people and officials.

Riot eviction threat 'excessive'

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:37
The government is being urged to abandon plans to give courts new powers to evict those convicted of anti-social behaviour during riots.

Which films are chasing Bafta glory?

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:37
Which films are likely to receive nominations on Wednesday?

UUP Haass rejection 'shows disdain'

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:31
The UUP's rejection of proposals drawn up by US diplomat Richard Haass "shows disdain for the people of Northern Ireland", says a senior Alliance Party figure.

Day in pictures: 7 January 2014

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:22
24 hours of news photos: 7 January

Doctor Who accountant stole £80k

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:21
A BBC accountant who worked on Doctor Who and Casualty, is jailed for stealing £80k from the corporation.

FCA says Co-op boss was right choice

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:18
A regulator who backed the appointment of the now disgraced Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers, says the right decision was made at the time.

UK Athletics chief's bonus questioned

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:16
British athletes, including javelin thrower Goldie Sayers, question the £90,000 bonus awarded to UK Athletics chief Niels de Vos.

In pictures: US big freeze spreads

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:13
Coldest temperatures in decades in parts of US

Antarctic ships escape from ice trap

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:10
Two ships - a Russian research vessel and a Chinese icebreaker- break free from Antarctic pack ice after being stuck for days.

VIDEO: Grillos wish Nigella 'all the best'

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:04
Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants have said they may have won their legal battle but the celebrity chef has won the hearts of the British public.

Schumacher's wife in privacy appeal

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:04
The wife of injured ex-Formula 1 star Michael Schumacher appeals for privacy and for reporters to leave the French clinic where he is being treated.

US speeds up Iraq military support

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:01
The US says it is accelerating the supply of military hardware to Iraq as Baghdad prepares to recapture the city of Fallujah from al-Qaeda linked militants.

VIDEO: Lady Mary toughens up in new role

Tue, 2014-01-07 04:01
Michelle Dockery swapped the English countryside for the city streets in a new Funny or Die sketch.

VIDEO: Surfers flock to ride the 'black swell'

Tue, 2014-01-07 03:56
The series of low pressure systems in the Atlantic that have caused storms in the UK, have led to big waves off the coast of Ireland.

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