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European 100m champion James Dasaolu says he is racing Justin Gatlin on Friday because he feels in such good shape.
Nigeria's military imposes a curfew in the main north-eastern city of Maiduguri after a surprise attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
UKIP's election campaign chief backs Nigel Farage after earlier calling him "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive" but other senior figures urge him to quit.
The world's "most tattooed female senior citizen" dies after battling Alzheimer's disease.
Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the Italian Open in Rome due to "fatigue" after a run of 10 successive wins on clay.
Manchester United reports a £2.9m loss for the first three months of the year but raises its full-year forecast.
The number of terror-related arrests in England, Wales and Scotland reaches record levels, with 338 people held last year, Scotland Yard says.
Kevin Pietersen "maybe" deserves the chance to be considered for England selection in the future, says ex-team-mate Ian Bell.
Finland councils woo new residents with baby bonuses
A Stormont committee is to conduct an inquiry into safety issues at the Casement Park stadium project in west Belfast.
Sixteen-year-olds will not be able to vote at the 2016 assembly election, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.
A life-sized nude by Lucian Freud sells at auction in New York for $56.2 million (£35.6m), setting a new record for the late British painter.
Aid agencies are attempting to reach areas of Yemen hardest hit by seven weeks of air strikes and fighting, as a humanitarian ceasefire largely holds.
Apple denied that it poached staff from battery-maker A123, but has agreed to settle the case, court papers show.
A pet python in the Australian city of Adelaide undergoes surgery to remove a pair of BBQ tongs it accidentally ate, according to local media.
People in northern England take to Twitter to appeal to Scotland
A firefighter, believed to be the oldest serving officer in the UK, retires after a 48-year career.
At least nine people are injured and dozens of homes damaged by large hailstones in southern Germany.
Italian engineers build a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.
The Spanish football season will be allowed to finish as the Royal Spanish Football Federation's suspension is lifted.