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McLaren's Ron Dennis insists Fernando Alonso will not join Mercedes for 2016 as a replacement for Britain's Lewis Hamilton.
Will Gompertz discusses appropriation - and Fifty Shades of Grey - in his latest blog
With Frank Lampard poised to return to Chelsea with Manchester City, QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists he deserves a warm welcome.
Anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral
'Warts n all' eulogy sparks tongue-in-cheek reaction
Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
The Islamic State group is forging links with militants across North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, challenging its al-Qaeda rivals.
Suge Knight, the man behind the Death Row Records label, has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck.
Championship leaders Bournemouth beat Watford 2-0 with the visitors playing all but the first 28 seconds with 10 men.
Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
James Dayton scores early on his debut as St Mirren pick up three valuable Premiership points at Firhill.
Sam Burgess has a quiet international Union debut as England Saxons beat Ireland Wolfhounds 18-9 in Cork.
A man is shot in both legs in what police describe as a paramilitary-style attack in north Belfast.
Bayern Munich suffer a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lose to second-placed Wolfsburg.
The funeral is held of Sussex war veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.
Teacher Jeremy Forrest who ran off with pupil 'cried to her mother'
The mother of a girl who was abducted and taken to France by teacher Jeremy Forrest denies she is exploiting her daughter by writing a book on the case.
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.
A top British diplomat engaged in "sexual perversion" in the 1960s and was vulnerable to blackmail by foreign powers, previously secret papers reveal.