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The partner of a mother-of-four who has been missing for six days appears in court charged with her murder.
Novelist Robert Harris calls on the BBC to give books more coverage "at a time when they're really fighting like crazy for a bit of space".
Four-time champion Novak Djokovic beats Milos Raonic in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave.
The astonishing success of technology giant Apple raises again the issue of where it pays its taxes.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale rules out a move to Manchester United, saying he is "happy" at the Bernabeu.
The family of a man left paralysed after being arrested receive an apology from the police watchdog for the length of its investigation.
Property sales across the UK rose by 14% last year to 1.22 million, the highest number since 2007, official statistics show.
The Lord Chief Justice says he has "significant concerns" about budget cuts to the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS).
Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms.
New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tells his first cabinet meeting his country will not default on its bailout debts, but will negotiate with creditors.
As Kell Brook describes being stabbed on holiday, Ben Dirs asks why so many boxers encounter trouble outside the ring.
The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.
New NHS guidelines to some hospitals in England about "major incidents" prompt claims ministers are seeking to deter hospitals from declaring a crisis.
Police advise motorists to take extra caution as snow begins to fall in some parts of Northern Ireland.
Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, reports flat profits for last year despite rising sales worldwide.
Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.
The government faces growing disquiet from some Conservative MPs over plans to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in England, opponents believe.