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Ron Dennis agrees with his fellow shareholders a price at which he can take a majority shareholding of the McLaren Group.
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni and Delon Armitage face misconduct charges after incidents in a European match at Leicester.
Mali confirms that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week.
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A review of home to school transport recommends that free buses or taxis should only be provided to pupils' nearest school.
The FBI is investigating the death by hanging of a black teenager in North Carolina, previously ruled a suicide, a local prosecutor says.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is focused on improving Liverpool's performances - and is confident he will be able to do so.
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Pope Francis declines to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Rome, as the Vatican seeks to improve ties with China.
China is banning the national anthem from being performed at weddings, funerals, commercial and other non-political events, state media reports.
Sierra Leone announces it is banning public Christmas and New Year celebrations in order to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.
Flights to and from Scottish airports are hit by a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.
Labour proposes what it calls a "sensible" solution to the question of MPs voting on matters that only affect England.
The Premier League has opened bidding for the next tranche of television rights, for live games and highlights, for three seasons from 2016.
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New pensioner bonds are to carry market-leading interest rates, the government announces, with the products due to be launched in January.
A cat from Vladivostok sneaked into a display of fish at a shop in Vladivostok International Airport.
All London airspace has been closed until 19:00 GMT after a computer failure, European flight safety body Eurocontrol says.