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Spot-fixing, banned bowlers and never playing at home - Misbah-ul-Haq on the curious life of a Pakistan skipper.
The European Union approves the rollout of rural fuel rebates to 17 areas in Scotland and England.
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez begins his comeback from a 162-game doping ban in a spring training contest.
Scotland's councils will face financial pressures "of a scale not previously experienced" in the coming years, the public spending watchdog says.
UK house prices fell 0.3% in February leaving the average house price at £192,372, according to the Halifax.
David Cameron comes under fire from rival parties after saying he will only take part in one TV debate featuring seven party leaders, held before the election campaign.
Veteran actresses June Whitfield and Jan Harvey will star in key one-off roles in the BBC soap later this year.
Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
The Liberal Democrats say they would offer the people of Cornwall a new assembly which would get new powers to run local services.
How a 'year of loss' fed Rebecca Ferguson's new album
Will vital public confidence in the Bank of England be shaken by the SFO's probe of whether its schemes to provide cheap finance to banks were scammed?
The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is searched by police investigating historical allegations of child abuse.
New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden say.
Centre-half Winston Reid agrees a new six-and-a-half-year contract with the Hammers.
Londonderry's Peace Bridge is included in the Royal Mail's latest collection of first class stamps.
The Ukrainian president declares a day of national mourning as the death toll from a gas blast in a coal mine reaches 32, with one still missing.
Airline Flybe is to operate new routes flying from Cardiff Airport, creating 50 new jobs.
Almost a third of people in Wales now get their main sources of news from social media and the internet, a poll for BBC Wales suggests.
Patients' could be at risk as ambulance crews lose 40,000 hours a year waiting outside hospital emergency units, assembly members told.
A new study claims the Troubles are linked to half the cases of mental health issues in Northern Ireland, a new report says.