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Pontypridd student's stair fall death 'accidental'

Luke Johns, from Pontypridd, had drunk alcohol and taken MDMA before he fell, an inquest heard.

Man 'critical' after being hit by ambulance in Tiverton

The 40-year-old man was walking on the carriageway of the A361 at Tiverton, police say.

Man's bomb hoax to stop wife’s night out in Minehead

Court hears Mo Ahmed was angry his wife was going out while he worked two jobs to make ends meet.

'Whale dung stone' found on Ilfracombe beach

Jack Tipper found what he believes is ambergris while walking on a beach in Devon.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills eight people and halts Dutch and German trains.