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The United States has welcomed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but demanded that Russia end its support for the separatists.
England manager Roy Hodgson all but confirms that prolific Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be in his next squad.
Shares in Farmville-maker Zynga plunge over 10% after the company reports widening losses as it struggles to continue to attract users to its games.
St Helens run in 10 tries to blow away a disappointing Salford Red Devils in a 52-6 Super League victory.
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison after breaking visa rules has an emotional reunion with family at Cardiff Airport.
Plans for a community buyout of a 19th century country house have collapsed after a disagreement over its price.
Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following heart attack, his record label says.
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on FA Cup heroes Mickey Thomas and Nigel Jemson for the FA Cup fifth round.
Colombia's left wing Farc guerrillas announce that they will no longer look to recruit soldiers below the age of 17.
France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman, who play the protagonists in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, defended the movie after it received some critical reviews.
A Sussex printing firm's director is jailed for three years after being convicted of bribing public officials in Africa.
Which team is seeking to win for a fifth time, who is appearing in his fifth World Cup and which squad has two 43-year-olds?
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard could become 'one of the best players in the world' if he gets protection from referees, says Pat Nevin.
Australia hopes to win wickets and profits
About eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, a new scientific assessment suggests.
Scientists at a US meeting have said it is now time to actively try to contact intelligent life on other worlds.
US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes an agreement aimed at ending fighting in Ukraine, but demands Russia end support for separatist rebels.
From slow scoring to leaking runs, the statistics suggest England have precious little chance of lifting the World Cup.
A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a German exchange student he found in his garage.