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A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.
A mystery clown is scaring children in Portsmouth by lurking silently in streets and shops and stroking people.
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 69.
Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession
On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.
A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska is assaulted in the street while on a night out in Glasgow.
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A serious fire at Didcot power station destroyed three cooling towers. Jon Kay reports from a helicopter above the scene in Oxfordshire.
The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury. Thousands of fans flocked to Leicester square to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood hero
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
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There have been some skirmishes around the Syrian town of Kobane between Islamic State and Kurdish forces.
Aberdeen is among the nominees for the Carbuncle award, given to the "most dismal town in Scotland".