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Heather Saul is an online news reporter for www.independent.co.uk

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The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq.

Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's 'wife and son detained in Lebanon'

She was reportedly arrested as they tried to cross from Syria

L-R Isabel Cristina Pires da Silveira, Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira and Bruna Cristina Oliveira da Silva

Brazil cannibal trial: Three accused of killing women and making pastries out of their flesh

Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira, his wife and his mistress allegedly sold pastries to neighbours 

Isis said it would reinstate an ancient Islamic dinar currency using gold and silver coins

Isis declares new currency will be circulated across Syria and Iraq

The militant group said it would reinstate an ancient Islamic dinar in a move to 'emancipate itself from the satanic global economic system'

Mark Sinclair posted this image on Facebook after the attack

Man beaten for his pizza shares pictures of injuries on Facebook in appeal to find attacker

Mark Sinclair says he was attacked as he walked home with food from his local takeaway

Alexei Devotchenko was a renowned actor and outspoken Putin critic

Opposition activist found dead in Moscow apartment

The cause of the death of a well-known Russian actor and vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin remained unknown yesterday after he was found dead at his home in Moscow.

The bakery refused to produce the cake carrying a picture of Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”

Christian bakery threatened with legal action over refusal to make pro-gay marriage cake

Ashers Baking Company in Belfast declined to make a cake for a gay activist because it was 'at odds' with their beliefs

David Kalac, 33, who police say is a suspect in the killing of a woman in Port Orchard, Washington

David Kalac: 4chan murder suspect arrested after woman is killed and pictures of her corpse are posted on website

Amber Lynn Coplin was found dead in the Port Orchard apartment she shared with Kalac

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court on day six of sentencing procedures at the High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius starts five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Paralympic star could serve as little as 10 months behind bars

Kim Jong-un speaks to navy commanders ahead of a swimming drill in North Korea

Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader could have 'fled after attempted coup'

Supreme leader has been missing from the public eye for over a month

More than 90 years of car history are coming to an end with the abolition of the paper car-tax disc

Tax discs: AA warns Government could receive 'double money' in new system

Car tax discs have become obsolete today

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there