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The European Commission approves proposals for a single European market in the supply, purchase and consumption of energy.
Efforts to create an 8,700-strong regional force to fight Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram are taking shape, writes the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.
Kevin O'Brien and Gary Wilson hit fifties as Ireland recover from a nervy start to beat UAE by two wickets at the Gabba.
Images from around the world: 25 February
Egypt's Premier League will resume from its suspension next month with fans banned from attending matches following violent clashes.
Lego reports a 15% rise in sales and profits for 2014, hailing the performance as "highly satisfactory".
Iranian military fires at replica US aircraft carrier during exercises in the Strait of Hormuz.
Ed Miliband challenges David Cameron to back his party's proposed ban on MPs from working as consultants or directors of private companies.
The French foreign minister urges the release of a Frenchwoman kidnapped along with her interpreter in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
One man dies and two others suffer minor injuries following a three vehicle crash near Brynmawr.
England's Mike Brown is out of Sunday's Six Nations match in Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concussion.
The Labour Party's candidate to fight the seat of Bradford West at the general election withdraws, days after she was selected.
The Red Arrows reveal a new design inspired by the union jack on the tailfins of their jets.
A teacher-led commission is being set up to help primary schools in England find new ways of assessing their pupils' progress.
A scheme for voluntary redundancy within Northern Ireland's civil service will be launched next Monday.
With the 2022 World Cup likely to be played in the winter of 2022, how will the English club season adjust to cope?
They are good friends with vast Ryder Cup experience, but how do 2016 captains Darren Clarke and Davis Love III compare?
Can you really air condition an open stadium?
Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.
Douglas Flint will be called on to act if he is to settle nerves among the bank’s owners