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The attorney general is to publish guidance on Twitter to help prevent social media users from committing a contempt of court by commenting inappropriately on criminal cases.
Why everything's upside down, down under
A Christian militia is suspected to have killed 12 people, including children, and wounded 30 others in an attack on Monday in the Central African Republic (CAR), officials say.
A man is found guilty of 18 offences, including five rapes, after attacking six women in one night.
The world's biggest vessel takes to the water for the first time in South Korea.
Part of the problem with legal issues arising from social media is that it is "relatively new", technology expert Tom Cheesewright has told the BBC.
The decision to force a woman with bipolar disorder to undergo a Caesarean section and then give her baby up for adoption was "totally unreasonable," her lawyer says.
The computer giant Hewlett-Packard says it plans to cut 1,100 posts in the UK as part of a global downsizing.
A man is convicted of the murder of a teenage girl whose mutilated body was found in Windsor in 1981.
How dangerous is 'highway hypnosis'?
A 28-year-old woman has begun a legal bid to prevent her dead husband's frozen sperm from being destroyed.
A 20-year-old man is killed in the central Argentine city of Cordoba as groups of people take advantage of a police strike to loot shops.
French General Paul Aussaresses, who defended the use of torture during Algeria's war of independence, dies aged 95.
TV cook and author Nigella Lawson tells a court her ex-husband Charles Saatchi threatened to "destroy" her with "false" allegations of drug use.
"Without the Liberal Democrats there wouldn't be a recovery," Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told MPs, prompting uproarious derision in the Commons.
The BBC will show 200 hours of action from Sochi 2014 with Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards hosting the coverage.
Actor Ben Stiller left his hand and footprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday night.
A jail sentence given to a flute band member for playing the loyalist song, The Sash, outside a Belfast Catholic Church is described as draconian.
Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman clash over energy bills and housing benefit changes.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said the findings of the Smithwick inquiry report were "shocking".