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Spanish police say they have rescued at least 220 people - including 100 from Britain - who were stuck in their cars in heavy snow in northern Spain.
Great Britain's women are beaten by Turkey 2-1 in their Fed Cup qualifier but can still qualify if they beat Ukraine .
Jordan says it has carried out its first air strikes on Islamic State since the group released a video showing the killing of a captured Jordanian pilot.
Former Australian star Brett Lee will be Ireland's bowling coach during their World Cup preparations.
Heavy fighting in and around the Syrian capital Damascus kills at least 40 people and wounds many more, state media and observers say.
The most immediate and serious consequence of the European Central Bank's decision to refuse to lend to Greek banks against the security of Greek government bonds is that it is very difficult to see how any bank over there can provide a cent of new credit to even the most deserving borrowers.
Emoticons in text messages are being charged as picture messages on some handsets, leaving users with unexpected bills.
Former pop star Gary Glitter is found guilty of abusing young girls, including the attempted rape of a girl when she was under the age of 10.
Denmark's central bank cuts its interest rates in order to keep the krone pegged to the euro.
A champion golfer who said he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly is found guilty of a £26,000 benefit fraud.
A jealous husband tried to murder his nurse wife as she tended to patients on an intensive care ward, a court hears.
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The drug abiraterone can add four months to the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if given before chemotherapy, evidence suggests.
John Sudworth takes a look at the taxi hit by the TransAsia plane that crashed into a river shortly after take-off from a Taipei airport.
A New York judge is hearing arguments over whether to disclose records of the secret grand jury proceedings in the case of a man killed by police.
Hundreds of children who were forced to work in factories amid "inhuman conditions" are reunited with their parents.
Police say they are investigating a possible link between three objects found under cars in different parts of Belfast, but are keeping an "open mind".
Police investigating rape and child prostitution allegations in Tyneside charge 20 men.
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The assets of the collapsed Caterham team have been put up for sale, apparently ending hopes they could return to Formula 1 this season.