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Slenderman was crafted as a lanky man, with a featureless face, sometimes with tentacles protruding from his back, who would stalk and abduct children before murdering them in the woods

Slender Man stabbing: Wisconsin girl, 12, is 'mentally incapable' to stand trial

Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide after they allegedly attacked a classmate

'Angel of Woolwich' Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, who confronted Lee Rigby killers, is detained under Mental Health Act

Loyau-Kennett was praised for her bravery after she approached the killers of soldier Lee Rigby and engaged them in conversation until police arrived

Teenagers sentenced for 'wicked' murder of Liverpool man in gang attack

Prosecutors were unable to prove who struck the fatal blow in the brutal attack

'Drunk' woman embarks on high speed chase 'leading police to her preferred prison'

Luz Avilla is facing a string of charges including DUI and eluding police

Demi Lovato upsets Russian fans for 'Putin gay kiss'

Russian fans took to Twitter to express their outrage at the 'gay Putin kiss' using the hashtag #demirespectrussia

An Argentina's fan holds an image of Argentina's forward Lionel Messi and former footballer Diego Maradona as Saints, before for the Group F football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

World Cup 2014: Brazil police use stun grenades on 'rowdy' Argentine supporters

No one was hurt and no arrests were made as 'rowdy' Argentine fans celebrated their victory over Switzerland

Tropical storm Arthur 'could wreck' July 4th celebrations on east coast

First named tropical storm of the season expected to turn into a Category 1 Hurricane on Thursday

Young father 'dies in brutal Punch4Punch challenge'

Latest internet craze sees two contestants punching each other until one collapses in a brutal challenge

65 per cent of Primark's sales come from outside the UK

Woman gives birth outside of Primark in Birmingham as stunned shoppers 'shower mother and child with money'

Woman went into labour on the pavement outside Primark while onlookers filmed the birth and 'showered the child with money'

Barack Obama 'cracks' joke about addictive White House pies

Unimpressed First Lady Michelle Obama didn't see the funny side

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home