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Three police forces are to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission for their alleged failure to act on child abuse images.
A man killed his 25-stone father then carefully dismembered his corpse and "packaged" the body parts in plastic storage boxes, a court hears.
Scotland's incoming first minister says the Scottish Parliament should have the power to call any future independence referendum.
The Irish parliament (Dail) is debating allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement arising from the Maíria Cahill case.
Tomas Berdych beats out-of-sorts US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 at the World Tour Finals in London.
The world's first public solar cycle lane has opened in the Netherlands.
A man has been arrested and cautioned for giving a Nazi salute at a remembrance parade in Wrexham.
Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group, the Farc, says it is sorry for killing two members of the Nasa indigenous group last week.
A man is jailed for a minimum of 22 years after being found guilty of the murder of two-year-old Madison Horn in her own home.
An Indian woman dies and 15 others are in hospital following sterilisation surgery - a day after 13 women in the same area died after similar operations.
Azerbaijan's defence ministry says its forces have shot down an Armenian military helicopter violating its airspace.
Archaeologists in northern Greece find a skeleton inside a tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, and believe it belonged to a general.
The BBC's Matt McGrath assesses the prospects for the deal between China and the US.
A vaccine to prevent genital warts and cancer should be given to men who have sex with men, according to the government's advisory body on vaccines.
Volunteers have started removing the ceramic poppies that make up the Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London.
The film industry is waking up to the fact that it needs to better represent its female audience, say one of Hollywood's most successful writing teams.
A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a college in north-central Nigeria, witnesses tell the BBC.
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton joins Julian Savea, Brodie Retallick, Willie Le Roux and Duane Vermeulen on IRB shortlist.
Manager Nigel Clough says that Sheffield United are not close to giving convicted rapist Ched Evans a contract.