Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce new powers which will put psychological abuse on a par with physical violence.
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The headteacher of a top private school has said some are pricing out wealthy British families - and have become little more than "finishing schools for the children of oligarchs".
A Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros (£16,000) for engraving the letter K on a wall of Rome's Colosseum, authorities in Italy have said.
A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler has sold for 130,000 euros (£103,000) at an auction in the German city of Nuremberg.
A price war has broken out among taxi booking apps, forcing firms to slash fares in half in the run-up to Christmas.
Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he is to quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the Commons, Sky sources have revealed.
Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out a list of demands her party would insist on in return for supporting Labour in the event of a hung parliament.
A window cleaner is fighting for his life after plummeting 11 storeys from a high-rise building in San Francisco and landing on a moving car.
Under-pressure comedian Bill Cosby performed a near sell-out show in Florida on Friday night, amid claims he has raped and sexually assaulted women.
Labour's former culture secretary Dame Tessa Jowell has confirmed she is planning to run for mayor of London in 2016.
The Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that two British Jihadis have been killed during fighting in Syria.
Staffordshire Police has tweeted that a nationwide problem with the non-emergency 101 phone line has now been resolved.
The wife of murdered British aid worker Alan Henning has told a memorial service he was killed for being "selfless and caring".
Police have been given more time to question a 19-year-old man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of "preparing for acts of terrorism".
Kenyan authorities have stepped up security after al Shabaab militants hijacked a bus and shot dead 28 non-Muslims.
Chewing gum manufacturers must help pay the multimillion-pound bill for cleaning the country's streets, councils have demanded.
Scientists will attempt to grow food in space as part of a project it is hoped will lead to crops being cultivated on the Moon and Mars.
Fourteen people have been injured after a suspected gas blast in the basement of a five-star hotel in central London.
Nigel Farage has said there could be more defections to his party over the coming days following UKIP's success in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Christmas TV adverts are now playing with consumers' emotions rather than just telling them to buy their products, according to an advertising expert.
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