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The young cricketer 'with so much to offer'
Australia legend Shane Warne wants the cricket world to support bowler Sean Abbott following the death of Phillip Hughes.
Cross-code signing Sam Burgess is named on Bath's bench for Friday's Premiership game against Harlequins.
US and Yemeni special forces who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were also looking for Western hostages.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
A coroner breaks down in tears while summing up the inquest in to the death of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Tanzania's prime minister is under parliamentary pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth $120m (£76m) to an energy firm.
More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobachter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.
Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy tells MPs that most politicians are not corrupt, a day after his health minister stepped down over a kick-back scandal.
A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.
The latest immigration figures show either a "total scandal or long-standing con trick" by the Conservatives, UKIP says.
Possibly the most important economic decisions relating to Scotland's new powers, on the size of the grant Scotland will receive in future and how much it can borrow, are yet to be taken.
Thirteen men are convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls in Bristol.
The judge in the case of a former Wrexham children's home boss found guilty of 26 sex charges says he will accept a majority decision on the remaining 12 charges.
It started out with an impromptu gig performance and led to a UK tour that sold out within minutes - it's been a busy year for McBusted.
A report published on Thursday challenges received wisdom about the nature of schizophrenia.
Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry wins an outstanding achievement award at the Specsavers National Book Awards
An ancient Egyptian sarcophagus found propped up in an Essex drawing room sells for twice its guide price at auction.
A Sinn Féin councillor is among four people arrested by police investigating paramilitary activity in County Londonderry.
Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, federal investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.