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An 80-year-old man is jailed for 18 years for masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend.
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas
Two men accused of helping a 17-year-old Cardiff boy leave the UK to join fighters in Syria will stand trial in London in June.
Fifa agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.
Exclusive: Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in
Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad air base - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.
The trial of two former RUC detectives collapsed on Friday after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.
The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.