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Spanish star Alberto Contador on crashing out of the Tour, his glorious return at the Vuelta and his rivalry with Chris Froome.
Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.
EU fisheries ministers gather in Brussels to agree new quotas and the rules under which the industry will operate next year.
Former England striker Alan Shearer says the retiring Thierry Henry was "among the very best" in Premier League history.
Hackers targeting Sony Pictures have threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio's controversial film The Interview.
The day Goa won independence, 14 years after the rest of India
England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.
A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.
An emergency is declared at Belfast International Airport after the engine of a plane goes on fire.
A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.
A British charity boss who preyed on vulnerable Kenyan street children has been found guilty of sexual abuse.
Technology behemoth Apple has been found not guilty of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by a jury in California.
The family of John Crawford, fatally shot by police while holding a BB gun inside an Ohio Walmart, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the incident.
The widow of right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson takes his fight to the European Court of Human Rights.
Everton's Tim Howard accepts that former US team-mate Brad Friedel didn't block his 2003 move to Manchester United.
Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Haron Monis, the gunman behind the Sydney siege, but Australia refused to hand him over.
A group of Post Office staff plan a series of strikes over Christmas in a dispute over pay and jobs.
A headstone marking the grave of murdered schoolgirl April Jones is put in place two years after she was killed.
Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey will bid to break the women's hour record in 2015.
The US space agency's (Nasa) Curiosity rover has detected the intermittent "belching" of methane gas on Mars.