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Cardiff City board to discuss changing the club's colours back to blue after meeting held with fans on Thursday evening.
Two men are arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Ballymoney, County Antrim, on Monday.
World number one Novak Djokovic is beaten by Croatian Ivo Karlovic in three sets in the Qatar Open quarter-finals in Doha.
The stricken cargo ship Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground at the weekend, remains under anchor in the Solent as salvage teams begin to pump water from its hull.
About 150 warehouse workers at the USC distribution depot at Dundonald in Ayrshire are under threat of redundancy
Mark Cavendish admits he is unlikely to be able to qualify for Great Britain's track cycling team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
A Charlie Hebdo contributor who arrived at the magazine's offices moments after the attack which killed 12 people describes the scene.
Egypt is to hold parliamentary polls in two phases starting in March, the final step of the roadmap the army outlined after ousting President Morsi.
Japanese carmaker Honda is fined a record $70m by US regulators for failing to report 1,729 deaths and injuries to authorities.
Ten months after annexation by Russia, Crimea is living through its most troubled holiday season yet, the BBC's Yana Lyushnevskaya reports.
A huge police operation is under way in France's Picardie region, as special forces search for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine.
Ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes signs for Manchester United on an 18-month contract, with an option for another year.
Lionel Messi would attract a world record transfer if he decided to leave Barcelona - but who exactly could afford him?
Critics blame the "nanny state" and a fear- and lawsuit-crazy culture after a growing number of US towns institute sledging bans on public property.
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Death in Paradise stars Don Warrington and Kris Marshall.
The US will close 15 military bases across Europe, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is charged by the Football Association following comments after a draw with Southampton.
Oldham Athletic confirm that they will not be signing Ched Evans and say the club was put under "unbearable pressure" during negotiations to sign the player
A mother "begged" doctors not to let her baby die after paramedics failed to treat her condition as an emergency, an inquest hears.
Drivers pictures to be auctioned for charity