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The Victorian craze that sparked a mini-sexual revolution
Sweeping changes to pension rules come into force as a 57-year-old man in Devon emerges as one of the first people to cash in their savings.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will return tax revenues unfrozen by Israel because money has been deducted.
Prince Harry has arrived in Australia ahead of a four-week placement with the Australian Defence Force.
Two Spanish cavers die and one survives in a complicated rescue effort in Morocco's Atlas mountains.
The tech which could help to unlock the secrets of the hive.
Changes to tax, benefits and pensions coming into force spark a fresh battle between Labour and the Conservatives over whether families will be better or worse off.
A ban on displaying tobacco products at the point of sale in small shops has come into force, joining a similar ban in supermarkets already in place.
The crazy cost of children's birthday parties
Islamic State militants say they have taken almost total control of Yarmouk in Syria, the Palestinian refugee camp that has been under siege for almost two years.
Barcelona restore their four-point lead at the top of La Liga with a tense win over Celta Vigo, who end with 10 men.
Newcastle boss John Carver will "suffer for a few weeks, months, possibly years" after the 1-0 derby defeat by Sunderland.
The Italian coastguard and navy rescue some 1,500 migrants trying to cross into the EU via the Mediterranean Sea over a 24-hour period.
Dance act The Prodigy score their sixth number one album, while Jess Glynne holds off a challenge from Ed Sheeran to top the singles chart.
A brilliant goal from Jermain Defoe gives Sunderland victory in their derby with Newcastle to ease their relegation fears.
Kenyans have gathered at a church service in Nairobi to remember the 148 victims of an attack on students at Garissa University.
Cristiano Ronaldo is hailed by team-mate Karim Benzema for his five-goal display in Real Madrid's 9-1 win over Granada.
Wasps are knocked out of the Champions Cup by reigning European champions Toulon, but not before a stirring fightback.
Czech President Milos Zeman says he will not invite the US ambassador to his Prague Castle residence after criticism of his forthcoming visit to Moscow.
Two teenagers, aged 14 and 16, from Blackburn and Manchester are arrested by police on suspicion of terrorism offences.