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Ukraine 'won't give up 1cm of land'
Ukraine will not give up "a single centimetre" of its territory, the country's prime minister said.
Pistorius lawyers turn his defence into attack
It was one of the odder moments in an already extraordinary trial. And no one knew quite what to do. A teenage boy, brought into the court by his barrister father during a tea break, stood grinning next to Oscar Pistorius, having already shaken hands with him earlier.
North Koreans head for the polls - but they don't get to choose who to vote for
North Korean voters are going to polling stations to elect a new national legislature - although they do not get to choose who to vote for since there is only one candidate per district.
Italian government up in arms over Michelangelo's David rifle advert
Iran nuclear deal 'not guaranteed'
US Diary: 'Travoltify' is the new name of the game
Veteran muckraker knows the power is in the details
Russians fire at Ukrainian plane as tensions in Crimea escalate
'What he dreams of at night he can carry out in the morning'
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- Dead woman's body found sitting in a car six years after direct debits ran $54,000 bank account dry
- Missing jet may have 'disintegrated mid-flight'
- 'Sleight of hand' thieves stole rings worth €135k
- 'Only a miracle' can save Michael Schumacher, doctors reportedly tell family
- Malaysia Airlines plane: Oil slicks found in sea off coast of Vietnam in search for missing Boeing 777
Aftermath: Suicide bomber kills 32 in Iraqi city of Hilla
'He's feeling very much like the old Simon' - How Baby Eric has changed Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is more like he "used to be" since having a son, claims his friend.
Top industry experts advise Jennifer Lawrence against her planned year-long hiatus
Jennifer Lawrence should "keep up momentum", say top industry experts.
No going back now George - Clooney's model ex Keibler finds wedded bliss
George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend Stacy Keibler has found wedded bliss with another man.
Nicole Scherzinger 'revving up' her romance with F1 star Lewis Hamilton
Nicole Scherzinger will reportedly rev up her romance with Lewis Hamilton this spring.
Paul up for Breaking Bad spin-off
Aaron Paul has revealed he would like to reprise his role as Jesse Pinkman in the Breaking Bad spin-off prequel, Better Call Saul.
Hoag: Drama ahead in Nashville
Judith Hoag has teased that lives could be turned upside down in Nashville.
Style Notebook: Battle of the blondes on Prime Time
Battle of the blondes on 'Prime Time'; So over: faux online modesty; Life's little luxuries: Corallei; Fashion stars are out for charity; Dear stylemma
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez spend some quality time together
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez reunited in Texas on Friday.
Liz Hurley reportedly left 'humiliated' by ex-boyfriend Shane Warne
Elizabeth Hurley has reportedly been left "humiliated" by Shane Warne.
Ryan Gosling sees other half Eva Mendes as his 'muse'
Ryan Gosling reportedly views Eva Mendes as his muse.