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The details emerged in reports from a private trial in the Family Division of the High Court

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Ludmila have divorced

Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin taboo: Russian President announces divorce after 30-year marriage

Wife says President is 'completely overloaded with work'

Paris Jackson is expected to make a full recovery

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris 'fine' in Los Angeles hospital after apparent suicide attempt on fourth anniversary of father's death

Ambulance was called out to 15-year-old to deal with 'possible overdose'

Leslie Van Houten at a parole hearing in 2002

Leslie Van Houten, youngest member of Charles Manson's 'Family’, has parole denied for 20th time

Aged just 19, she was convicted of stabbing Rosemary LaBianca to death in 1969. Now, aged 63, she faces more time in prison

Rod Stewart performing at the 02

Music review: Rod Stewart, O2, London

Rod the Mod, 68, doesn't shy away from singing 'Da Ya Think I’m Sexy'

Love online: one-third of US married couples now meet on the web

With a vote expected later today the House of Lords appears split on gay marriage - but a new study from America suggests that the real shift in modern matrimony doesn't concern the sexuality of couples so much as how they meet.

Review: Elizabeth's Bedfellows, By Anna Whitelock

The men who tarried with a Virgin Queen

Kevin Caroll, EDL deputy leader, addresses supporters of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) near Downing Street in central London

Woolwich backlash: Ten attacks on mosques since murder of Drummer Lee Rigby

As the number of Islamophobic incidents continues to increase, EDL raises temperature with London march

For David Cameron and the rest of us, life goes on despite the terror alerts

The Prime Minister was quite right to stick to his plans for a family holiday

A divorce judge today signalled the end of singer KT Tunstall's marriage to drummer Luke Bullen

Singer KT Tunstall separates from husband Luke Bullen

A divorce judge today signalled the end of singer KT Tunstall's marriage to drummer Luke Bullen.

The building in Lyon where the children were found

Briton Julian Stevenson under formal investigation in Lyon over murder of own children

Divorced father has admitted killing boy and girl during first solo access for three years

The apartment building where the bodies of two children, aged 5 and 10, were discovered

British man, Julian Stevenson, appears in court after confessing to slitting children's throats

Authorities have said they are 'not currently' charging Mr Stevenson with premeditated murder

Felicity Kendal

Page 3 Profile: Felicity Kendall, actress

Still living the good life?

Rod Stewart has scored his first number one album since 1979 at the age of 68

'Time' is kind to Rod Stewart as rocker scores his first number one album since 1979

Rod Stewart has scored his first number one since 1979 with an album that marks an artistic breakthrough for the singer at the age of 68.

Caleb 'Kai' McGillivray has been charged with murder

'Hatchet hitcher' who went viral is charged with murder

An internet celebrity known as “Kai the hatchet-wielding hitcher” has been charged with murder, after he allegedly bludgeoned a 73-year-old man to death.

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Homeless Veterans appeal

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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'

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

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He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

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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