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Radamel Falcao will play for one of the world's best teams next season even if that is not Manchester United, says agent.
A rhea, an ostrich-like bird which is believed to have escaped from its owner a year ago, is filmed running across a field.
Northern Ireland's captain and coach did not get a vote in the Ballon d'Or poll as the Irish FA sent them too late.
Former England bowler Steve Harmison says Kevin Pietersen does not have "a cat in hell's chance" of a recall to the side.
The brother of an 86-year-old woman murdered two years ago says he doubts her killer will ever be brought to justice.
Tony Blair gives evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.
Pope Francis is trying to shift the focus of the Catholic Church away from Rome - and towards millions of Asian followers.
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Defeated in 2008 and 2012, Mitt Romney is reviving his network of supporters as he seriously considers a third White House bid, US media say.
Game Digital, the video games retailer, has blamed a "highly competitive Christmas trading period" for a drop in sales over the festive period.
EU-US negotiations on a major free trade deal have met with "huge scepticism" in Europe, the European Commission says.
Prince Andrew's former wife, Sarah Ferguson, defends him on US TV from "shockingly accusatory allegations" he had sex with an underage teenager.
BBC Sport's Ben Smith rounds up the latest transfer stories, including possible departures for two Liverpool strikers, and Manchester United's targets for the January window.
Between 3,000 and 5,000 European nationals pose a potential terror threat after travelling abroad, Europol director Rob Wainwright warns.
The UK government agrees to exclude Scotland from laws which will make it easier for fracking companies to drill for shale gas.
New footage shows the Kouachi brothers opening fire on the police in Paris.
The world's newspapers and websites have found different ways of covering the Charlie Hebdo front cover depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
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A motorcyclist dies following a crash on the Larne Road in Ballycarry, County Antrim.
French MPs, including Prime Minister Manuel Valls, hold a minute's silence and sing the national anthem, La Marseillaise, in the National Assembly to honour the victims of last week's Paris attacks.