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England recall Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani to their training squad for the first Six Nations game, while five Lions also return.
The mother of a soldier who died in Iraq says she feels let down that the official inquiry into the conflict will not be published before the general election.
The falling oil price has forced the world's biggest miner BHP Billiton to cut its US shale oil operation by 40%.
The highest-ranking US delegation to visit Cuba in 35 years is due to start talks with Cuban officials about migration and bilateral ties.
Williams become the first team to reveal pictures of a 2015 car and have set a target of moving further up the grid this season.
The NFL continues to investigate New England Patriots amid claims balls were deflated in a win that sent them to the Super Bowl.
The firearms company that provided the guns for Liam Neeson's Hollywood movie Taken 3 criticises the star for his comments about US gun laws.
A butcher is fined after a 16-year-old apprentice loses his hand in a mincing machine.
MPs react angrily to news that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.
Coronation Street actor William Roache will deliver a tribute to his former co-star Anne Kirkbride at the National Television Awards later.
All nine Bank of England policymakers voted to keep interest rates on hold this month, after two of them dropped calls to raise rates from 0.5%.
Russia says it will seek an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine at talks later, and insists there is no evidence of its troops crossing the border.
Unemployment in Northern Ireland has been falling continuously for two years, new official figures confirm.
CCTV footage is released showing the moment thieves used a 4x4 to smash through the doors of Red Bull Racing and steal 60 trophies.
American golfer Dustin Johnson denies having a problem with cocaine after reports he was serving a drugs ban.
The unemployment rate in Wales drops to 7% with 103,000 people out of work, the Office for National Statistics says.
France to create 2,680 anti-terror posts, with 3,000 people requiring surveillance, PM says
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
England bowler James Anderson insists sledging in cricket is no worse in the modern game than in previous years.
Much of the UK has experienced icy conditions in the recent cold snap, leading to treacherous conditions on some roads.