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Beyoncé called a halt to her concert in Nashville on Saturday night after news of George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict had filtered out.

Whitney Houston, LG Arena, Birmingham

Back in the spotlight, but this one-time superstar dishes up a horror show

Whitney Houston plays first UK gig in 11 years

Whitney Houston played her first UK gig in 11 years tonight as the British leg of her world tour belatedly got under way.

First Night: Whitney Houston, LG Arena, Birmingham

Tired and erratic but still giving it everything

Whitney Houston postpones more dates after illness

Singer Whitney Houston has postponed three more dates on her European tour after suffering from a respiratory infection, her record label said today.

Album: Whitney Houston, I Look to You (Arista)

"Don't call it a comeback, no, I been here for years/Through all the drama and the pain and all the tears", sings Whitney on "Salute", one of a couple of songs here custom-built for her by R Kelly.

Last Night's Television - Electric Dreams, BBC4; Two Feet in the Grave, BBC1

Matters of life and death

Whitney Houston fills the O2 hole left by death of Jackson

Comeback concerts mark American singer's return from drug addiction

All hail the Tween superstars

Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson are now the real power in Tinsel Town

Halle/Katie Van Kooten Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Still in her twenties, Katie Van Kooten, from America's West Coast, claims to have been "a Whitney Houston sort of girl" until she sang opera for the first time at college. You might remember her as the breezy youngster who created a stir when she hit a high note standing in for Angela Gheorghiu in Puccini's La Rondine at the Royal Opera in 2004.

Stepmother sues Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston is being sued by her stepmother in a legal battle over the wishes of the singer's deceased father.

Dottie Rambo: Charismatic gospel singer

Dottie Rambo was one of the most influential figures in Southern Gospel music. She was a charismatic performer who initially achieved fame as a member of the Rambos, alongside her then-husband Buck and their daughter Reba, before more recently consolidating her stature through a number of acclaimed solo projects.

Jane Birkin, Barbican, London

Out of the shadows of two husbands and 'Je T'aime...'

Album: Whitney Houston

Just Whitney, Arista
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A new American serial killer?

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Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

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UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London