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A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
Italy's top appeals court acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
Northampton beat 14-man Wasps but their victory is soured by a worrying head injury suffered by Wales winger George North.
Team Sky's Geraint Thomas holds on to become the first Briton to win the formidable E3 Harelbeke in Belgium.
A convicted fraudster used an "ingenious" escape plot to trick prison wardens into letting him go free, a court has heard.
IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook vows to show he is among boxing's elite when he meets Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield.
Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
What happened on board Germanwings flight 4U 9525 before it crashed into the French Alps, killing everyone on board
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the third round of the Miami Open with a 6-4 6-2 win over Donald Young.
How England defender Sophie Bradley could easily have ended up playing at Wimbledon instead of Wembley.
Rolls-Royce announces that some jobs will be lost at its plant in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, as part of global cutbacks.
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan withdraws from next week's China Open for unspecified health reasons.
Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
Two social workers who were found in contempt of court after stopping a mother's contact with her children have had the finding against them quashed.
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.
Is Labour trying to make NHS privatisation an election issue?
The government's £11bn scheme to roll out energy saving smart meters could be an "IT disaster", the Institute of Directors warns.
Five girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.