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A former head master "obsessed with spanking" is found guilty of sex attacks at a Norfolk school.
Both government and private websites fell victim to a distributed denial of service attack on Tuesday, the Dutch authorities say.
Tory donor Lord Fink accuses Ed Miliband of backing down in a feud over tax avoidance but says the definition of the term is so broad "everyone does it".
The funerals of three Muslims shot dead in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will be held in the neighbouring town of Raleigh on Thursday.
Manchester United sees its revenue fall by 12.2% to £194.4m for the six months to the end of December.
Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard signs a new five-and-a-half year deal with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
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More than 60 jobs are at risk following an announcement a factory in at Holywell, Flintshire, which provides chemical development services could close.
One in five serious sexual assaults is carried out on someone who is asleep or unconscious, and one in 10 victims report being choked, official analysis suggests.
The English National Opera (ENO) is dropped from the Arts Council's national portfolio of organisations for 2015-18 and placed "under special funding arrangements".
As details emerge of a ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine, the BBC's Bridget Kendall gauges the mood in Moscow amid growing economic hardship.
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.
A grieving mother from Swansea says losing her "wonderful son" in a crash in Bath is devastating.
The drowning of more than 300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this week could have been prevented with better EU lifesaving provision, experts say.
The two fastest drivers caught by speed cameras in England and Wales in 2014, were both recorded travelling at 146mph on a motorway.
A court in Italy clears the way for the extradition of fugitive Brazilian banker Henrique Pizzolato, convicted as part of the Mensalao corruption trial.
Rangers keeper Steve Simonsen is given a two-match ban, one of which is suspended, for breaching SFA gambling rules.
A camera lost six months ago in Australia is reunited with its owner thanks to a social media manhunt by a stranger who found the device.
Inflation in the UK could temporarily turn negative in the spring because of falling oil prices, the governor of the Bank of England says.