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An American Footballer announces his retirement after one season amid concerns from the effects of concussion.
Sunderland appoint former Netherlands coach Dick Advocaat as their new manager until the end of the season.
With London and the South East behind 97% of recent property gains, public attitudes to house building across the nation are shifting. But when will politicians make it a priority?
A government taskforce is calling for a "complete overhaul" of child mental health services in England.
The UK's first large-scale hedgehog sanctuary opens in Solihull as conservationists warn the number of hedgehogs in the UK has dropped dramatically.
Scientists from the Rosetta mission may have solved the puzzle of features on Comet 67P that look like they were produced by wind.
Pakistan hangs 12 male convicts across the country, the largest number of people executed on the same day since a moratorium in December.
Scientists discover a large crater on the Earth-facing side of the Moon - the first detection of its kind in at least a century.
Sainsbury's says it expects the market to "remain challenging for the foreseeable future" after reporting a drop in like-for-like sales for a fifth consecutive quarter.
Musical stars are turning out for a tribute gig to Cream's Jack Bruce, and children's hospices will benefit from the money raised.
Indian PM Narendra Modi voices concern over attacks on a nun and a church and demands 'immediate action' against the perpetrators.
A US State Department official is to meet Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on St Patrick's Day in Washington DC.
Two and a half weeks on from the murder of a key Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, five Chechen men are in custody, but very few details of the investigation have emerged.
A New Zealander and two Burmese men are found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.
Derbyshire sign veteran Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan for two spells with the club in the 2015 season.
The French government is pushing forward a series of measures designed to counter Islamic extremism in the country's prisons.
Thousands of people are expected to attend St Patrick's Day parades in towns and cities across Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
There is evidence the Syrian government bombed civilians in the Islamic State capital Raqqa in what may be war crimes, Amnesty International says.
A church service is being held in Carmarthen to mark a month since an 11-year-old schoolboy went missing in a river.
The amount spent on ferrying patients to hospital in taxis soars by almost 50% in a year, figures obtained by BBC reveal.