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It's time to make her feel special with flowers, perfume, cupcakes – or even the latest in coffee-machine chic

Indian police hunt for men suspected of raping and killing three sisters

Police in central India have launched a hunt for the men suspected of raping and killing three sisters, aged five to 11. Their deaths are the latest in a series of incidents of sexual violence in the country.

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'Me want cookies!' - German police hunt real-life cookie monster after theft of golden biscuit

Spokeswoman denied media suggestions that the theft and ransom note were part of a marketing stunt

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Cauliflower and chocolate, anyone? Science unveils odd, new flavour combos

Network theory is usually used to analyse connections in social networks or the spread of disease, but theorist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi and a team from Northeastern University in Massachusetts have put it to a different use: concocting unusual - yet supposedly delicious canapés.

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Christmas thins are great to place on the table at the end of Christmas lunch or dinner

Christmas thins

Serves 4-6

Chocolate and cranberry brownies

Chocolate and cranberry brownies

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

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Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

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UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

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Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
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Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
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