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Actor and South Sydney Rabbitohs owner Russell Crowe says Bath's Sam Burgess should be in the England rugby union squad.
Thailand passes a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after high-profile cases sparked debate last year.
Robbie Savage looks at why Manchester City lost ground on league leaders Chelsea while Yaya Toure was at the Africa Cup of Nations.
One of Wales' most influential directors criticises the "accountants" and "businessmen" who run Welsh theatres.
Church invites people to light candles and pray for schoolboy Cameron Comey, who has been missing since Tuesday.
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers is to start fresh meetings to try to find a way forward on the north Belfast parading dispute.
A large cargo ship that ran aground near Ardnamurchan Point in the west Highlands is refloated on the high tide.
England slip to their joint heaviest one-day defeat as New Zealand chase 124 in 12.2 overs in the World Cup.
Police in India say they have arrested five people for allegedly leaking classified government documents to energy companies for money.
US and British spies illegally hacked a top Sim card firm to steal codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.
Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman is launching an online YA festival for teenagers to mark World Book Day.
Patients with life-long conditions are being fined up to £100 for taking their free prescriptions, the BBC has uncovered.
Icy weather conditions are continuing to cause severe disruption to parts of the United States.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to 15 days in prison for handing out leaflets to publicise a planned demonstration.
Britain and European diplomats are accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine.
The mayor of Venezuela's capital is arrested amid accusations of a coup attempt, with President Nicolas Maduro saying he must "answer for his crimes".
BP loses its bid to reduce the maximum civil fine of $13.7bn (£8.9bn) it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Eurozone finance ministers are set for a crunch meeting in Brussels to consider a proposal by Greece to extend its European loan programme.
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