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More than 50 new cases of measles have been identified in the last two days in the Swansea area with the total expected to reach 1,000 by the weekend.

Police arrest man in India for attempting to sell grandson on Facebook for £500

Police in India have arrested a man for attempting to sell his newborn grandson on Facebook.

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'Sick and depraved' primary school teacher jailed over indecent images he filmed and shared

'The level of betrayal, falseness and dishonesty he has displayed over a number of years is rarely seen'

Cesc Fabregas of Spain kisses his girlfriend Daniella Semaan

Girlfriend of Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas accused of 'playing down' his wealth

Former Arsenal star embroiled in bitter legal row over £7 million London home

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Gwyneth Paltrow says she's thrilled to be picked by People magazine as World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2013 but it's "obviously not true."

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Kate celebrates 'incredibly special' work of charity The Art Room

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of the power of art to change people's lives in a speech to celebrate the work of one of her charities.

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Comedy star Caroline Aherne is to be among the cast of voices for a new animated children's series for the BBC.

Because measles spreads so easily, 95 per cent of the population needs to be vaccinated

Measles outbreak: race to give a million children MMR jabs

One million children who missed out on the MMR vaccine around a decade ago are to be targeted in a national campaign to raise the level of protection against measles.

Alan Birkett: Was the Suarez incident any worse than career-threatening tackles that are also copied by children?

Alan Birkett: If one of my kids bit another it would be the fault of a so-called hero they saw on TV

Coach's View: High-profile players like Suarez need to be aware of the influence they can have on youngsters

Doctor is cleared of manslaughter in United Arab Emirates

An appeals court has cleared a South African doctor of manslaughter over the death more than a decade ago of a three-year-old leukaemia patient – a case that caused a diplomatic rift between the two countries.

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Church versus Republic: Disturbing gay marriage protests stir old demons in France

World Focus: Success of the the demonstrations has been built on right-wing fury

Married policeman faces jail for sexually assaulting women while on duty

A married police constable has been warned he faces jail after he sexually assaulted women while he was on duty.

A Dutch company is seeking volunteers to help start a colony on Mars

Fancy a trip to Mars? Here's your chance - it'll only take seven years' training

If you're up for adventure and you've thought about leaving the planet for good, this might be the opportunity for you.

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Michael Jackson wrongful death trial to commence next Monday

The civil trial over the death of Michael Jackson is set to get formally underway next week after jury selection was completed in the $40 billion case that pits the pop star's mother against concert promoters AEG Live.

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