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Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ben Woollaston and Neil Robertson overcomes Peter Ebdon to reach UK Championship last 16.
Professor Stephen Hawking talks to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones about the power modern technology has to transform our lives.
A mother accused of murdering her 22-month-old son found his "cold and staring" body, a court hears.
Analysis of Richard III's DNA has thrown up surprising evidence of infidelity somewhere in his family tree.
Lawyers for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed this week, have called on the US Supreme Court to halt the lethal injection.
The Irish government will ask the European Court to revise its judgement in the case of a group of men who said they were tortured in Northern Ireland.
A G4S guard accused of killing an Angolan deportee by restraining him on an aeroplane, denies using a technique known as "carpet karaoke".
A 22-year-old man is facing a prison term after being convicted of killing his friend during a street fight in Fife.
MPs take evidence for a number of inquiries relating to prisons and rehabilitation.
Jack Kyle not only possessed genius, but he also had goodness, mourners at a thanksgiving service for the rugby legend have heard.
Five million people in England and Wales who own their flats should be given new rights, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concludes.
A waiter who was taken hostage during a siege in the penthouse restaurant of Wales' tallest tower has spoken of his two hours with a gun pointing at him.
A teaching assistant denies a seven-year-old girl who was taped to a chair was being bullied by her and a teacher for their own amusement.
Britain has its best group of swimmers for 30 years, says ex-champion Mark Foster before the World Short Course Championships.
US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.
A man accused of killing a woman in her Glasgow home admits stabbing her partner but blames the murder on other men he claimed were his accomplices.
Brazil legend Pele is out of intensive care and has "no medical complications" as he recovers from a urinary infection.
A man died during a sex game after he was wrapped in black plastic sheeting and clingfilm, a court hears.
A postman who witnessed loyalist paramilitaries kill one of his Catholic colleagues at their workplace describes the attack during an inquest into the 2002 murder.
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US is launched in the UK.