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An attack by four Taliban suicide bombers at the police headquarters in the Afghan city of Pul-i-Alam has killed 20 people and injured eight others.
Aston Villa first-team coach Scott Marshall leaves the club, days after Tim Sherwood was confirmed as the new manager.
Profits double at newcomer bank Aldermore as it picks up customers from bigger rivals.
Why Englishman Andy Moles ignored his brother's advice and chose to coach war-torn Afghanistan in the World Cup.
Children should be taught "digital literacy" as a core skill alongside maths and English, says a report by a House of Lords committee.
A developer edition of Sony's augmented reality glasses will go on sale in ten countries in March, the tech giant has announced.
The company that owns Birmingham City Football Club, BIHL, announces it has gone into receivership.
Richie Gray and Gordon Reid miss the rest of the Six Nations through injury as Scotland call on Tim Swinson.
A 16-year-old ship's captain is praised for saving his crew as his fishing boat sank in high seas.
Denmark's intelligence agency says it was warned that the gunman suspected of carrying out the Copenhagen attacks was at risk of radicalisation.
Syrian government forces have captured several villages north of Aleppo as they seek to cut a key supply route for rebels inside the city, activists say.
A senior Farc leader tells Colombian radio the Marxist guerrilla group will demobilise fighters who are younger than 15 years of age.
Cardiff Blues back row Rory Watts-Jones says he is devastated after having to retire following a concussion-related injury.
Danny Cipriani admits he probably took international rugby "for granted a bit" but vows to never lose his England place again.
Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo quits the ruling party ahead of the 28 March elections, tearing up his membership card in public.
Two 16-year-olds are arrested in a counter-terrorism operation in Greater Manchester.
Neither the Greek government nor its eurozone partners want to see a "Grexit". But if they cannot agree a way forward it could come to that - so what might the consequences be?
Reports from the Haitian capital Port au Prince say that at least 18 people have been electrocuted by a power line while on a carnival float.
Ex-West Indies bowler Michael Holding says the International Cricket Council should grant Ireland Test status immediately.
An Australian learner driver who stitched his own chainsaw wound and drank gin before trying to drive to a hospital loses a Supreme Court appeal.