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A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello wants Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova's drugs ban to be re-examined.
George RR Martin's publisher says his next Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter, won't be released this year.
The annual Carnival of Venice is under way
DR Congo forward Yannick Bolasie believes his side can become unbeatable after their 4-2 win over Congo in their Afcon quarter-final.
Jose Mourinho's side remain five points clear at the top of the table after David Silva cancels out Loic Remy's opener.
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.
Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
NASA has launched an Earth-observing satellite, which will measure the amount of moisture in soil.
DR Congo fight back from two goals down to beat neighbours Congo and reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
File-sharing website The Pirate Bay claims it is "about to take the biggest step" in its history after relaunching.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scores on his comeback after injury as the Reds overcome West Ham United at Anfield.
Manchester United easily beat bottom side Leicester to move up to third place in the Premier League table.
Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
Nadir Ciftci's late goal clinches a place in the Scottish League Cup final as Dundee United defeat Aberdeen 2-1.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, the presenter of a BBC debate programme on governance in Kenya, reflects on what he has learned in nearly three years travelling around the country.
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.
Events are held at Stoke City to mark the 100th anniversary of football legend Sir Stanley Matthews' birth.
A mother is charged with the murder of her two-month-old daughter after reporting her missing from a west London hotel.