The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been executed for a string of alleged crimes.
More than 1.5 million British pensioners are now living in food poverty - and the situation is set to worsen this winter, according to shocking new research.
Chemical weapons were "probably used" five times in the Syrian conflict between March and late August, UN inspectors have said.
A personal assistant accused of defrauding Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi has told a court she saw evidence of regular drug use by the TV cook.
Pensioner Alan Watts has been jailed for five years for killing grandfather Brian Holmes following a row in an Asda car park.
A "more robust" test for migrants who want to claim income-related benefits is being rolled out at jobcentres across Wales, England and Scotland this week.
A 33-year-old man has died after drinking a pear drink manufactured in the Caribbean which contained a lethal amount of cocaine.
Bangladesh has executed Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes, in a move likely to provoke protests ahead of next month's elections.
Xhosa elders are preparing to smooth Nelson Mandela's journey into the spiritual world in a traditional tribal farewell this weekend.
Five months after Glee star Cory Monteith died his co-star girlfriend Lea Michele has spoken about how she is dealing with the loss.
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