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Sheffield United have announced that they have retracted their offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans use their training facilities.
The Davis Cup final presents Roger Federer with the opportunity to win the one major tennis prize that has eluded him.
The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate the full report into alleged World Cup corruption.
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.
The creators of the wildly successful mobile game Candy Crush release its follow-up: Candy Crush Soda Saga.
Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao dismisses questions over his fitness after suffering a new injury.
Chinese journalist on trial for leaking state secrets
John Adams and Peter Sellars are two of the leading lights of the opera world, but their works aren't without controversy. Newsnight's Katie Razzall was given exclusive access to the rehearsal room ahead of the world premiere at London's ENO.
One of Wigan Athletic's shirt sponsors ends its agreement with the club following the appointment of new manager Malky Mackay.
Premiership trio Johnny Leota, Ken Pisi and Jack Lam are included as part of six changes to the Samoa side to play England.
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.
Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.
There is growing consensus amongst political parties that the assembly and its executive departments should be reduced, the Northern Ireland Office says.
Two more men are banned from contact with young girls after Birmingham City Council uses "innovative" legal action to prevent child sexual exploitation.
World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams says drugs cheats should be banned for life for their first offence.
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.
Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.
Internet users edit 'sexist' book
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.