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Somerset and England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is set to miss the 2015 season after failing to recover an eye injury.
A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's report into the CIA's detention and interrogation programme has revealed more about which officials knew what was going on in the secret detention centres, and when they found out.
More than 50 people have asked lawyers to sue the Scout Association over historical abuse claims since the Jimmy Savile scandal emerged, the BBC learns.
A Portsmouth runner has proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out "Will You Marry Me" using a GPS tracking app.
What we have seen, read and heard in the last 48 hours is what scrutiny looks like for a party on the rise, writes Chris Mason.
A senior Palestinian official dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the occupied West Bank, reports say.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.
Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski admits his country let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory following the 9/11 attacks on the US.
The announcement of French plans to relax Sunday trading laws and open up regulated sectors of the economy draws protests in Paris.
BBC correspondents across the north of the UK look at how the "weather bomb" is affecting those areas.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for their leading roles in Stephen Hawking drama The Theory of Everything.
Alan Rusbridger announces he will step down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper next summer, after 20 years in charge.
The photo sharing app has announced a milestone in user numbers and launched verified accounts.
British ex-pat Robert Murat is being questioned as a witness as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.
Police Scotland are to consider a report on the CIA's treatment of al-Qaeda suspects as part of its probe into rendition flights.
MPs take evidence for an inquiry into public expenditure on health and social care.
A coroner calls the case of a baby being mauled to death by a pit bull terrier-type dog the "most horrendous" he has dealt with in 20 years.
A group of HIV-positive women in Kenya takes legal action against the government, accusing it of arranging for them to be forcibly sterilised.
A schoolboy whose family claim he was bullied took a fatal overdose and told his mother "I've had enough of being pushed around," an inquest hears.