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Sinn Fein is to be represented at events during Prince Charles's visit to Ireland this week, president Gerry Adams says.
Barcelona's treble trophy bid is not only down to Messi or Suarez - here are 10 key factors which helped them win La Liga.
Ukraine's military says it has captured two Russian soldiers - reportedly members of elite special forces - fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Stuart Broad apologises to the ECB for missing a sponsor's event after a reported drinking session with ex-team-mate Matt Prior.
'Multiple fatalities' at shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, police say
The financial penalties of sport match-fixing
The a capella comedy, starring Rebel Wilson, beats Mad Max reboot Fury Road to the US box office top spot.
Watch Leeds Rhinos prop forward Jamie Peacock test the new in-game microphone during the Challenge Cup sixth-round win over Huddersfield Giants.
Barcelona clinch the Spanish title for the 23rd time with a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Keeper David De Gea will be tempted to leave Manchester United if Real Madrid try to sign him, says manager Louis van Gaal.
Australia's Brad Delosa sets a new world record at the Lumberjack race in Italy by sawing wood in less than 58 seconds.
A film starring Cate Blanchett and Mara Rooney about an illicit lesbian romance in 1950s New York has been hailed by critics at the Cannes Film Festival.
Islamic State militants make further gains in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with reports of them taking a key military command centre.
Donegal edge out Tyrone in a titanic Ulster SFC preliminary round tussle with a 1-13 to 1-10 victory in Ballybofey.
There is now an app that can help prospective nuns find the right convent to suit them.
A team of British adventurers break the record for the fastest coast-to-coast crossing of Greenland - beating the previous record by more than eight days.
Tyler Blackett's own goal prevents Manchester United moving above Arsenal into third place in the Premier League.
One of three cows that escaped close to a main road out of Newcastle is shot dead by police marksmen.
A "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve quality of life, say doctors.
South Africa has deported more than 400 Mozambicans, weeks after anti-foreigner violence left several people dead.