An “emotionally manipulative” father killed his 12-week-old daughter in “a momentary loss of self-control” after shaking her, a court has heard.

£337m divorce-settlement wife decides not to appeal

The estranged wife of a billionaire financier who got about £200m less than she wanted after one of the biggest divorce money fights seen in an English court says ...

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Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at court

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court today for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013.

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Dutch lawyers tapped, says ministry

Dutch government officials have acknowledged the country’s secret service sometimes taps the communications of lawyers who represent terrorism suspects.

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Police arrest man after shots fired near school

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after reports that a gunman fired shots at school workmen in England.

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Report: Boko Haram kidnap more women and children

It has been reported more than 100 women and children have been kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Nigeria.

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School in lockdown after 'shots' fired at workmen

A school has been placed in emergency lockdown after reports a gunman fired shots at school workmen, police have said.

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Man faked heart attack so friend could steal toys - police

A man faked a heart attack inside a Wal-Mart store in Florida so his friend could steal toys, according to authorities.

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Pope praises US-Cuba 'small steps'

Pope Francis has praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the US and Cuba.

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Court rules obesity 'could be a disability'

People who are obese could also be considered disabled, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

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India launches rocket carrying module that returns safely

India has announced two more successes in its quest to send humans into space, launching the country’s largest rocket and testing the re-entry of a crew module.

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Russian tycoon leaves house arrest

A Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets has been released hours before President Vladimir Putin’s annual televised ...

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This is what severe turbulence looks like on a plane

Dramatic footage has emerged of passengers screaming in fear as their plane endures severe turbulence that injured several people.

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Libraries 'must be more like Costa'

Public libraries in the UK are facing an “absolute disaster” and should try to emulate coffee shops, the author of an independent report into the service has said.

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Police apologise to Savile victims

Police have apologised to victims of Jimmy Savile and one of his friends after concluding that officers missed opportunities to properly investigate the two men ...

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Uber pledges tough safety checks

Cab share service Uber has promised to focus on passenger safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions. ...

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Australian PM 'incredulous' that Sydney siege happened

Australia’s prime minister has said the deadly Sydney cafe siege may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was free on ...

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Cuba celebrates new era

Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons as President Raul Castro told his country Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more ...

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Terror fears bring down Kim comedy

Sony Pictures Entertainment made the shock decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of controversial comedy The Interview amid the threat of terrorist attacks ...

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