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Rosdeep Adekoya, mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, appears in court in Edinburgh charged with his murder.
How accurate are the images being shared online?
A soldier ran into the River Taff and saved a woman from being drowned by her boyfriend and another man, Cardiff Crown Court hears.
England's Morgan Lake misses the Commonwealth Games heptathlon to focus on the World Junior Championships.
It is perhaps not everyone's idea of team bonding or your company away day, but the founder of Tough Mudder is banking annual revenues of more than $100m (£58m).
The head of the European Commission tells judges the actions of Maltese ex-colleague John Dalli in 2012 put the entire Commission's reputation at risk.
Brazilian police arrest the chief executive of a Fifa partner company as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of World Cup ticket
Former Beatle Ringo Starr celebrates his 74th birthday in Hollywood with a little help from director David Lynch and designer John Varvatos
Disputed legacy of Georgian who helped end Cold War
Rescue workers have freed passengers from a derailed roller coaster in Valencia, California.
How President Omar al-Bashir has clung to power for 25 years
As an official report prepares to highlight the impact of loneliness, the BBC's Tim Muffett has been to see one project in Gateshead which uses chickens to help ease social isolation.
A statue of the Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be erected opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Madonna appears for jury service at a New York court but is excused to avoid "creating a distraction".
Efforts to save a pod of 13 whales stranded on a beach in the Republic of Ireland fail.
A suspect is arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet.
Hundreds of thousands are urged to seek shelter as a powerful typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa island chain.