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Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso wants to be considered for the Hamilton Accies manager's job.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hints at another campaign, leaving some conservatives scratching their heads.
A preacher who was found guilty of indecently assaulting two girls aged between nine and 16 is sentenced to four and half years in prison.
A European arrest warrant is issued for a 30-year-old man by detectives investigating the murder of PC Neil Doyle.
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Two men are jailed for a "savage" assault during which a 32-year-old man lost his left eye.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirms talks have been held about ending striker Divock Origi's loan spell at Lille early.
Making a point about freedom of expression, Pope Francis tells journalists on the papal plane that his assistant could expect a punch if he ''cursed his mother''.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is saddened by Paul Jewell's departure from his backroom team but says there is no ill-feeling.
The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her first engagement of the year.
The BBC's Dave Lee takes a look at Project Ara, a Google concept smartphone that is made up of little interchangeable components.
Britain's Jordanne Whiley loses in the women's singles at the Sydney International Open but reaches the doubles final.
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A Cornish bard accused of abuse tells a court he mistakenly accessed a website with indecent images of children while researching Rasputin.
Watch how difficult it is to establish what happened in last week's attack by Boko Haram on the Nigerian town of Baga.
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Bank of America and Citigroup miss analysts' profit forecasts as both Wall Street giants struggle to restructure.
The US discount retailer Target is to shut all of its 133 stores in Canada two years after launching there.
Britain's highest-rated chaser Sprinter Sacre is ready for his first race in nearly 13 months but will he be as good as before?
The eight best picture nominees at the 87th Academy Awards