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My family was deported while I was at school
Two men die following a farm accident at Crossroads, Killygordon, County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland.
Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
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Dan Braid scores the only try of the game as Sale beat Harlequins in the Premiership for the first time since 2010.
As Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg prepare for one final battle, Andrew Benson finds out how each driver may be feeling.
Eight people have been injured by a stray firework that fell in to the crowd during a display to switch on the Christmas lights in Salisbury.
England must end a "horrible" week and a winless run of five games when they face Samoa, says coach Graham Rowntree.
A man who was stabbed 40 times by serial killer Joanna Dennehy dies.
Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and shot putter Valerie Adams named male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2014.
A service is held marking the 40th anniversary of bomb attacks on two Birmingham pubs which killed 21 people.
Lewis Hamilton says his "spectacular" Mercedes is the best F1 car he has driven as he builds up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP.
A man from Wigan is jailed for raping an 11-year-old boy in the toilets at Manchester Arndale shopping centre.
Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps is "angry" they have had to deny convicted rapist Ched Evans the chance to train.
UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.
Decorations on a town's Christmas tree, described as a "total mess" and "gaudy", are changed.
Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Cevallos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973.
Richie McCaw says he is thinking only about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as captain of the All Blacks.
Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer to draw France level at 1-1 with Switzerland after day one of the Davis Cup final in Lille.
Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.