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A man and a woman appear in court in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl who ingested the heroin substitute methadone.
Russia's foreign minister says the crisis in Ukraine was "created artificially for purely geopolitical reasons" as tension over Crimea continues.
A search is under way in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane vanished on a flight to Beijing, with 239 people on board.
The EU is "losing its nerve" on combating climate change, Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans will tell her party conference.
How much of 300: Rise of an Empire plays fast and loose with the history, asks Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek culture at Cambridge University.
A man is charged with the murder of a 24-year-old woman in Salford.
Wales second-row Alun Wyn Jones says he has been impressed by England's locks ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
Police say a body found by a walker on a beach in Dumfries and Galloway has been identified as that of a missing Annan man.
Andrew Harding on twists and turns ahead in Pistorius trial
The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence urges the Met's chief to take "decisive action" after a report concluded police officers spied on her family.
Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence, known as Clare's Law, is introduced in England and Wales.
A unique water garden in Gloucestershire, which has been repeatedly flooded, could be "at risk" unless a solution is found.
Bound by history, tied on results and with 2013's thrashing weighing heavily, Jeremy Guscott and Jonathan Davies analyse whether England can cope with Wales' power
Residents of a coastal community are considering a legal challenge against plans that would see their village abandoned to the sea.
Raising the income tax allowance to £12,500 will be a Lib Dem demand in future coalition talks, the party is to say.
Great Britain lose 6-3 to Canada in their opening Winter Paralympic wheelchair curling round-robin game in Sochi.
A search begins in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people vanishes on a flight to Beijing.
Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha reveals she has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns the US not to take "hasty steps" over the Ukraine crisis, as tensions remain high in Crimea.