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The West Indies' tour of India is over after the West Indies' players and board failed to resolve a pay dispute.
MPs call for an urgent investigation into allegations files relating to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal went missing.
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, who has been sidelined since September, faces up to another month out with a calf injury.
The X-37B, a US plane on a secretive, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.
The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff says she is in good health after a bout of dizziness at the end of a TV debate with her opponent Aecio Neves.
Dozens of Bangladeshi men are rescued after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery in Thailand.
Nigeria's military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram, and the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.
Relatives of two Britons killed by Islamic State release a joint letter calling for "acts of unity" to help defeat the "hateful" militants.
Ascot prepares for Britain's richest raceday on Saturday, with Cirrus Des Aigles set to take his career earnings past £6m.
Hostage David Haines's brother Michael has paid tribute to the aid worker who was killed last month.
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
How the cost of learning to drive can mount up
First Minister Peter Robinson sets out ways that he believes would make the government's welfare changes more acceptable in Northern Ireland.
Will deal with Boko Haram bring back the girls?
Harlequins kick off the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup with a solid win against French side Castres in Pool Two.
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
Carmarthenshire Council is investigating a Llanelli taxi driver's secret online review systems of his passengers and their generosity with tips.
A fugitive conman, drug dealer and money launderer from Swansea is extradited to the UK from South Africa after three years on the run.
At least 29 people are known to have died in a deadly storm which hit the popular Annapurna trekking circuit, in the Himalayas