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Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen is cleared for a return to county cricket after being released from his Indian Premier League contract.
Mark Cavendish has been confirmed for the RideLondon-Surrey Classic race on 2 August.
Phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers did not cause "permanent harm" to the eight people suing the firm, its lawyer tells the High Court.
Chinese officials say they will introduce square-dancing rules following complaints over disorderly "dancing grannies".
A Germanwings Airbus A320 with 142 passengers and six crew crashes in the French Alps near Digne, police and aviation officials say.
French President Francois Hollande has described a plane crash in the French Alps as a "tragedy".
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence says she won't play Mystique any more after X-Men: Apocalypse comes out next year.
James Corden's debut on TV's The Late, Late Show is praised by critics and fans in the US.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the threat against the Falklands Islands by Argentina remains a very live threat.
Nicolas Hamilton, younger brother of double F1 world champion Lewis, becomes first disabled driver in the BTCC.
A fire hydrant showered shoppers with water when it burst, creating a 50ft "geyser" in a city centre.
Actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.
Plans to stop consultant-led maternity services at a north Wales hospital next month have been postponed, say health officials.
A two-year-old boy dies after being hit by a vehicle on a farm in Cumbria.
All four UK teams & the Republic of Ireland have never qualified for the same European Championship. Could that be a step closer?
The route of this year's Newport half marathon was 636 metres short of the required 13.1 miles, it is confirmed.
Dungannon-based food processor Dunbia is to create more than 200 jobs through a £27m investment over the next three years.
One hundred sites are being considered for fast-food-free comfort breaks at new motorway service stations.
Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said.
How would you weigh a lifetime risk of developing cancer against the trauma of surgery?