England fielded poorly, lacked conviction and were guilty of muddled thinking in their World Cup opener, writes Jonathan Agnew.
Former HSBC chairman Lord Green resigns as chairman of the advisory council for the banking industry body, The City UK.
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits that fine wine was to blame for her nodding off at the president's State of the Union address.
The IRFU strongly reject claims that Jonathan Sexton's selection for Saturday's game against France is a "big mistake".
Fierce fighting is continuing in eastern Ukraine, hours before a ceasefire agreed by European leaders on Thursday is due to come into force.
A woman and a child escape injury in a petrol bomb attack at a house in Carrickfergus on Friday night.
Sealed tapes of interviews given by a former loyalist prisoner to a university project will not now be held on American territory in Belfast.
The leader of Glasgow City Council calls on the Scottish government to increase its block grant to local authorities.
The Ukrainian president has warned a deal to end the war in the east is in "great danger" after heavy fighting ahead of Saturday night's ceasefire.
The Met Police agrees a final settlement with a police officer it discriminated against.
The body of a British man who died when an AirAsia flight crashed in the Java Sea in December has been found, according to the Foreign Office.
England suffer a 111-run defeat by Australia in their opening World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says that he will retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London.
QPR owner Tony Fernandes says Chris Ramsey will be given the chance to remain as the club's manager for "a very long time".
Boko Haram Islamist militants have attacked the north-east Nigerian city of Gombe, residents say.
A union says it is expecting "anxious calls" from Cardiff council staff after Wales' largest authority said nearly 600 posts could go.
A bus driver marries a former passenger after she proposes at a bus stop.
About 30 vehicles are involved in a fatal crash on the M40 in Oxfordshire.
A number of people are seriously injured following a crash involving a coach and a car on the M1 in Bedfordshire.
Ed Miliband will tell the Welsh Labour conference that he won't back down on his campaign to crack down on tax avoidance.