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In Crimea, preparations are being made for the first anniversary of the referendum which resulted in the annexation of the territory by Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks and the internet has responded with an inevitable collection of memes.
Dozens of people die in a raid on a Nigerian village in an attack believed linked to tension between herdsmen and farmers.
Which player wins Garth's praise for his performance and his professionalism in difficult circumstances?
Former Manchester United player Phil Neville explains how Marouane Fellaini has turned into one of their most important players.
England must learn from their 2013 mistakes if they are to win the Six Nations this weekend, says coach Stuart Lancaster.
More than a million Brazilians have joined demonstrations around the country demanding President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.
The son of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is reportedly given a 15-year sentence for security offences and financial crimes.
British number one Heather Watson beats Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Firefighters tackle a large blaze at an industrial site in Salford, so fierce it "melted" the letters on one of the fire engines, crews say.
Manager Louis van Gaal says Man Utd's 3-0 win over Spurs has helped suck Man City into the Premier League top-four "rat race".
How China leads the world in high-speed rail
More than a million people across Brazil join demonstrations demanding President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment over a corruption scandal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was ready to put the country's nuclear weapons on standby during tensions in Ukraine and Crimea.
Sam Smith tops both the singles and album chart, denying Madonna the 12th number one album of her career.
Stefan Johansen says "the Celtic future is bright" under manager Ronny Deila following their League Cup final victory over Dundee United.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney celebrates his side's third goal against Spurs with a boxing celebration move.
The relatives of at least 49 people who died in a bus crash in southern Brazil have been identifying bodies in Santa Catarina state.
Everton beat 10-man Newcastle to ease their relegation fears with a first league home win in three months.
An arrest is made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in the restive city of Ferguson, Missouri police say.