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The biggest art prize in the UK, 40,000 thousand pounds, has gone to the winner of Artes Mundi, the international contemporary art exhibition held in Wales every two years.
Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady deny knowledge of plans for the New England Patriots team to intentionally deflate balls.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal adapts Sir Alex Ferguson's "squeaky bum time" phrase to describe using the 4-4-2 system.
Thousands of supporters of the radical left-wing party Syriza have been taking to the streets of the Greek capital Athens.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is using Angel Di Maria as a striker so he can inject more pace into the attack.
US stocks swung to a higher close in the wake of the European Central Bank's announcement it plans to buy €60bn ($68.1bn) of bonds a month.
Australian rebuilds her life after London bombings
Ten former McDonald's workers file suit against the fast-food chain in federal court in Virginia, alleging racial discrimination.
Young Pakistani filmmakers use Facebook to confront Taliban
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates wins the coveted Artes Mundi 6 award in Cardiff.
The billionaire investor George Soros has warned that the aggressive stimulus policy rolled-out by the European Central Bank could "reinforce inequality" in the EU.
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta probe, which is tracking Comet 67P, say they may have found evidence for how such icy objects were formed.
An Edinburgh lawyer who lost her hands and feet following a serious illness is named winner of a global humanitarian award.
An east Belfast primary school will be closed on Friday following a "malicious" threat via email.
A Monmouthshire farmer decides to sell all his dairy cows and turn to beef farming because of the falling price of milk.
A "reckless" driver is captured travelling along a motorway in Manchester with the car windscreen almost entirely covered by snow.
Billie Jean King says it was "truly sexist" for Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard to be asked to twirl at the Australian Open.
The world governing body of snooker has submitted a bid to have the sport included at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.
Measles outbreak at Disney reignites vaccination debate.