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Ireland beat Zimbabwe by five runs in Hobart to maintain their hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals.
Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold completes a career 'grand slam' with victory at the Skeleton World Championships.
IS militants are reportedly destroying the ruins of ancient Hatra in northern Iraq, days after a similar attack on the Assyrian site of Nimrud.
The one millionth Morris Minor ever built is to be sold at an auction.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg accuses the Conservatives of being "arrogant" in their attempt to "dictate the terms" of the proposed TV debates.
The authorities in Egypt carry out the first execution over the violence that followed the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says he is backing a change to his party's policy on abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, ahead of the party's conference in Londonderry.
A teenager waiting at a bus stop in Leeds late at night is attacked and raped, suffering serious hip and head injuries.
Two men have been arrested over the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the head of the security agency announces.
A 29-year-old man is due to appear in court in Newry charged with various offences including kidnapping, false imprisonment and attempted robbery.
The authorities in China remove from websites a popular documentary which highlights the country's severe pollution problem.
Two men have died and five others are taken to hospital after a crash on the A470 near Brecon, Powys, promoting five arrests.
Pakistan's pace bowlers stun South Africa to earn a well-deserved 29-run victory in Pool B of the World Cup.
The winner of the contest to pick Germany's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest has turned down the chance to represent his country live on TV.
Iraqi government forces and their Shia militia allies are reported to be making significant progress towards recapturing the city of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS) fighters.
Plans to install energy saving smart meters in every UK home and business by 2020 are at risk of veering off track, MPs has warned.
Wales could be "completely sidelined" unless Plaid Cymru wins more seats at Westminster, election campaign co-ordinator Lord Wigley will tell the party's conference in Caernarfon.
Campaigners who believe a hormonal pregnancy test damaged their unborn children say they are "disappointed" with the initial actions of an inquiry into their claims.
Rodgers not interested in Man City job, Liverpool want Real Madrid's Vazquez, Spurs chase Alderweireld, plus more.
A Conservative-Labour coalition may be needed after the election to prevent the SNP holding the balance of power, a former Tory party chairman says.