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Manchester United's 33-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick signs a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford.
Five teenage girls who had shown an interest in going to Syria are barred from travelling abroad by a High Court judge.
Shares gains for building supplier CRH help the benchmark FTSE 100 index surge to an all-time record of more than 7,000.
New evidence indicating British Airways could have done more to prevent one of its pilots abusing children in Kenya and Uganda is uncovered by a BBC investigation.
The EU pledges €2bn (£1.45bn; $2.15bn) to ease what it calls Greece's "humanitarian crisis" - echoing words used by the Greek government.
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Unite boss Len McCluskey says he will not "respect" any law setting a minimum turnout threshold for industrial action.
A school in New York state apologises after an uproar was caused by students reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Ethiopia destroys its entire six-tonne stockpile of illegally poached ivory in an effort to curb poaching.
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.
A man who was Tasered by police after trying to stab his partner with two kitchen knives is jailed for life for attempted murder.
Inspecting British values has made life 'difficult' for Ofsted, one of the watchdog's senior officials has said.
A memorial service for Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride will take place at Manchester Cathedral on 30 May.
Raheem Sterling has put contract talks with Liverpool on hold until the end of the season, says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
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James Robbins detects positive signs at the talks on a nuclear deal with Iran.
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US House Speaker John Boehner plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.
A man who was convicted of attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl 35 years ago is jailed for two and a half years.