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Two men are arrested by police investigating the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland last year.
Why sledging is not all about bad language and name-calling - it is a skill that can help unsettle an opponent in the heat of battle
Newbury Christmas market cancels the debut appearance of its reindeer after one of them escapes.
Three photojournalists work on show
Will Gompertz looks at the entries for the 2013 Turner Prize.
Asterix creator Albert Uderzo is to sue his daughter and son-in-law for "psychological violence" in a ongoing battle for the series' legacy.
Qualcomm releases a smartwatch using its Mirasol technology, which it says allows the device to last days between recharges.
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The US authorities begin an investigation into the causes of Sunday's New York crash in which four people were killed and more than 60 injured.
David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers tell BBC Sport about their lives at Manchester United
A Bahraini court rejects a request for early release from jailed activist Nabeel Rajab, who is serving a two-year sentence for taking part in illegal protests.
Lady Gaga meets the first 'Gaga Dolls' made by a Japanese artist
A man admits murdering Shropshire teenager Georgia Williams, whose body was found in woodland near Wrexham.
Some 153 students lost their leave to study in the UK after a university's licence to sponsor non-EU students was revoked, the BBC has learned.
Long days for South Korea's high-performing school pupils
One woman's bid to find where her great-grandfather died
The pilot badger cull in west Gloucestershire fails to make the 70% target set by the government, official figures show.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron joins the Chinese social networking site Weibo, gathering more than 150,000 followers in a short time.
The Office for National Statistics says incomes have risen for older householders but fallen for working families since the economic crisis began.
David Cameron is in Beijing, where he is leading the biggest British trade delegation to ever visit China.