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Celebrities who use their public image to commit a sexual offence could soon face longer prison terms.
The UK is losing a "staggering" £55bn a year due to fraud, error and unpaid taxes, MPs have warned.
Australia's highest court has repealed a law permitting gay marriage - meaning dozens of weddings will be annulled within a week of their nuptials.
Inspectors have uncovered a catalogue of failings at GP surgeries - including one with rooms so dirty it had maggots on the floor.
An anonymous room in a quiet wing of a Chicago hospital - a dimly lit room is slowly filling up. Couples arrive holding hands. Others come alone, looking tentative and lost. None of them want to b
The suspension of a six-year-old boy for kissing a girl at school is raising questions about whether the peck should be considered sexual harassment.
Vladimir Putin is expected to discuss plans to grant an amnesty to tens of thousands of Russian prisoners in his annual state-of-the nation address.
The parents of a US Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart are suing the Greek government and an Athens hospital.
A man has been charged with running a "revenge porn" website where he hosted more than 10,000 explicit photos - and then charged victims hundreds of dollars to have them removed.
Friends of a Montana woman on trial for the death of her new husband say she showed little emotion when she located his body days after his disappearance.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay $100m (£61m) after US investigations into illegal transactions with Iran, Sudan, Burma and Cuba.
The family of a mother-of-four mauled to death by two American pit bulls have spoken of their devastation.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said he has invited all parties including the opposition for talks to find a political compromise to a growing crisis in the country.
Jurors have begun deliberations in the inquest of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by armed police in August 2011, sparking riots in London.
A soldier severely injured in Afghanistan has made medical history by becoming the first person in the UK to control a bionic arm through mind control.
The Spanish infrastructure giant which bought Heathrow Airport in a debt-fuelled deal seven years ago has lodged its interest in acquiring the company's remaining regional UK assets.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has slammed the International Olympic Committee for "putting their head in the sand" over gay rights.
A killer who strangled his ex-partner and her baby son in their beds has been sentenced to life in prison.
Prince Harry has said he cannot wait to reach the South Pole as he nears the end of his charity trek.
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