A man accused of abducting a schoolgirl wept in court as he was described as "one of the most gifted teachers".
Senior officials at an NHS watchdog have been accused of a cover-up after destroying their own report into a hospital maternity unit at the centre of a care scandal.
Families of British soldiers killed fighting in Iraq have won the right to bring damages claims against the Government.
A £175,000-a-year NHS boss dressed up as Superman and danced through a hospital for a motivational video that has divided viewers.
The father of a teenager who was killed by a train in a suspected suicide pact with a school friend has said his son was a "happy person".
North Korea has threatened to kill the "human scum" responsible for an article claiming its leader handed out copies of Hitler's autobiography for his birthday.
The US government's sweeping surveillance programmes have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, the director of the National Security Agency has said.
Italy's top criminal court has said its decision to order a retrial of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the murder of Meredith Kercher was made because their acquittals...
The name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's newborn baby girl has reportedly been revealed by a nurse at Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Hospital.
A man has been jailed for life for the murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher in Melbourne, Australia.
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