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Exercise passports, proper rest, compulsory head-guards for juniors, return to rucking? Tom Fordyce gauges opinion across the sport.
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.
There are growing fears that the war in the Gaza strip could start again.
A German former nurse, who admits killing more than 30 patients with lethal drug overdoses, has been jailed for life by a court in Lower Saxony.
Anti-nuclear campaigners greet the former Prime Minister of Japan to fight plans for the £8bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant on Anglesey.
Council orders Dumbarton lollipop man to stop "high-fiving" children as they cross the road, due to safety fears.
A judge rules that airline Jet2.com cannot delay the payment of compensation due to passengers for delayed flights, setting a precedent for thousands of similar claims.
Chickens are growing resistant to antibiotics used to treat bugs which cause food poisoning, according to a new report covering 28 EU countries.
Pope Francis has been widely praised for his no-nonsense approach, but his off-the-cuff remarks have sparked criticism in recent months, as BBC News explains
Serbian player Zarko Udovicic was threatened at gunpoint by his team's own fans after missing a penalty, FIFPro say.
A former Syrian doctor admits having a hoard of explosive ingredients and instructions on how to prepare bombs in Edinburgh.
Scotland will need time to get over the disappointment of their World Cup defeat by Afghanistan, says captain Preston Mommsen.
Details have emerged of footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a bloody rampage inside a Jewish supermarket, a report says.
Today's investigation into Jimmy Savile reveals how his criminal behaviour "was facilitated by ministers or civil servants".
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Charlton are investigating online footage appearing to show a couple having sex on the club's pitch.
Britain's Andy Murray loses 6-1 6-3 to teenager Borna Coric, ranked 84 in the world, in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals.
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Ukraine's army is starting the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line in the east as part of a ceasefire, the defence ministry in Kiev says.
McLaren expect Fernando Alonso to recover from his crash and race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March.