TV chef Nigella Lawson has admitted in court to using cocaine and spoke of the "intimate terrorism" she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Charles Saatchi.
Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine but denies having a drug problem
RTÉ's Europe Correspondent Paul Cunningham reports on moves in Belgium to liberalise its euthanasia laws.
Europe's first non-invasive digital post mortem examinations are to be conducted at a state-of-the-art centre in England.
An Australian family has reclaimed the Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their home.
The Vatican has dismissed claims that frescoes uncovered in Roman catacombs show women priests in early Christianity as sensationalist "fairy tales".
Protesters in Thailand trying to bring down the government have rallied at national police headquarters and their leader said the fight would go on despite efforts to defuse the crisis.
Facebook and Twitter users in the UK have been warned they could be inadvertently breaking the law by commenting on court cases online.
Lebanon's Shia Hezbollah group has said one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home in an overnight attack it blamed on Israel.
Funeral of Hezbollah commander takes place in Beirut
Authorities in Mali have found a mass grave believed to contain bodies of soldiers missing since last year.
Thailand's government has ordered police to stop confronting protesters demanding the resignation of the prime minister.
Thai authorities in move to ease tensions
Spain has slumped ten places to a rank of 40 in a global index of perceived official corruption after a spate of scandals, watchdog Transparency International said.
French forensic tests have concluded that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die of poisoning, as had been suggested by an earlier report.
A Russian judge has sentenced dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko to six years in prison for an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet last January.
Star of Russia's Bolshoi ballet sentenced to six years in prison for acid attack
The Ukrainian parliament has rejected a motion of no-confidence tabled by opposition MPs following pro-European protests calling for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich and his government.
Ukrainian government defeats no-confidence motion
An armed police officer thought one of British soldier Lee Rigby's alleged murderers was going to kill her as he ran towards marksmen waving his hands in a chopping motion.
At least 12 civilians have been killed and a further 30 wounded in the Central African Republic according to reports from the United Nations.
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