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A British-based former teacher embroiled in an international tug-of-love fight with her Russian ex-husband over custody of their two sons has won a “landmark” court ruling in Moscow, lawyers said today.

Police name suspect in family murder hunt

Detectives hunting the killer of a family of four found stabbed to death in their home have named a businessman as a suspect they want to speak to.

Four found stabbed to death in Northampton

A quadruple murder investigation has been launched after four members of the same family were found dead with multiple stab wounds at their home in a quiet suburb of Northampton.

Bin Laden death 'blow to al-Qa’ida'

By taking out Osama bin Laden, American special forces have cut off the "head of the snake", experts said today.

Labour aiming for Clegg powerbase

Nick Clegg's political powerbase of Sheffield is among the prizes being eyed up by Labour as it seeks a resurgence in local elections on May 5.

The Tunnel, By Ernesto Sábato

In the year of its author's 100th birthday, an Argentinian classic joins Penguin's modern hall of fame. Published in 1948, this brief, fierce breakthrough novel by a writer who trained as a physicist belongs among the existential landmarks of postwar fiction.

November, By Sean O'Brien

A lesser poet might appear self-conscious after the exceptional success of The Drowned Book, which in 2007 won both the Forward and TS Eliot Prizes. But the writing in Sean O'Brien's profound and thoughtful November is conspicuously applied. Despite its range and sophistication, every freighted lyric phrase earns its keep in a volume that addresses both personal bereavement and the collective loss of social values.

Crowds cause chaos outside Westminster Abbey

Swelling numbers of royal fans and camera crews caused chaos outside Westminster Abbey today, creating traffic jams and bringing crowds to a standstill.

Universities to escape challenge over high fees

Not a single university will have its fees renegotiated by the government body charged with approving them, it emerged yesterday.

Call for police chief to quit over meeting with ex-'NOTW' editor

John Yates, the senior police officer embroiled in the phone hacking affair, yesterday faced a call to step down after he told MPs that there was no reason for him to reveal a recent social engagement with a former senior executive at the News of the World.

Music stops for man who created CDs – in homage to Beethoven

He gave up his dream of being an opera singer to join a fledgling consumer electronics maker. Norio Ohga will be remembered by most as the man who developed the compact disc, pushing for a diameter of 12cm to allow for 75 minutes of uninterrupted music, enough to store Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in its entirety.

Regional revival: Why Leeds is riding high

Once littered with empty flats, the northern city is undergoing a renaissance with a new shopping centre on the way.

Caleb Followill to have 'traditional' wedding

Caleb Followill and his fiancee Lily Aldridge are having a "traditional" wedding.

All universities exceed £6,000 in tuition fees

Every English university is to charge students more than £6,000 a year.

Universities set to cut thousands of places as fees continue to soar

A last-minute dash by universities to charge the maximum £9,000 annual fee for next year has prompted expectations that more than 30,000 student places will be axed.

Video: Labour creating 'ludicrous scares' over fees

Universities minister David Willetts refutes claims that the Government's higher education policy is "unravelling".

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