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A man beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat before leaving a note blaming his ex for what he had done, a court hears.
Conservative peer Baroness Jenkin has apologised for saying "poor people don't know how to cook".
In the wake of several high-profile cases involving black Americans killed after encounters with the police, writers Stacey Patton and David J Leonard examine why blame is often shifted to the deceased.
The Duke of Cambridge meets Barack Obama at the White House - telling the US President that in the excitement of Prince George's birth he forgot to check whether he was a boy or a girl.
The Arts Council announces plans that could see organisations face a cut in funding if they fail to improve diversity.
Gambian diplomats who sold tax-free tobacco from their London embassy are found guilty of cheating the UK taxpayer out of almost £4.8m.
Accommodation with decor designed by sleep experts is a key element of Manchester City's new £200m training complex.
The number of people using food banks is rising to unprecedented levels, according to a parliamentary report on hunger. The BBC's Michael Buchanan speaks to the families struggling to feed themselves.
The Duke of Cambridge meets US President Barack Obama at the White House before addressing the World Bank on wildlife crime.
Delhi's transport department bans the use of Uber taxi-booking services in the city after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger.
Conservative peer Baroness Jenkin apologies after saying "poor people don't know how to cook".
Proposals to introduce compulsory religious classes for young children in Turkey face heavy criticism from opponents.
A man is killed after being crushed under a lorry following a fight in Edinburgh's Ferry Road.
The price of oil hits another five-year low as fears of oversupply continue to mount.
The BBC's Saira Asher reports from Legazpi on how the Philippine authorities learnt lessons from last year's Typhoon Haiyan and saved lives during Hagupit's onslaught.
The US Supreme Court rejects oil giant BP's latest legal challenge to a settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Chancellor George Osborne says the spending cuts necessary to reduce the deficit are a "price that works for our country".
George Boole's system of logic is the basis of modern computing.
A man dies and six children are injured in a crash involving a car and a school bus.
A student struggling for cash overdosed on slimming pills after taking out a payday loan which saw a £100 debt shoot up to £800 in just three months, an inquest hears.