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Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
The councillor who wanted to ban Scottish government ministers from Aberdeen buildings personally intervened to block visits, BBC Scotland learns.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits the FA's charge of improper conduct relating to a headbutt on Hull's David Meyler.
Egypt's FA suspends Salah Amin after accusing him of gesturing in support of the country's military chief.
Nicolas Anelka was banned because his 'quenelle' gesture had an "anti-Semitic" element, says an FA disciplinary panel.
Obama keen to prevent escalation over Ukraine, says Mark Mardell
Campaigning begins in Quebec after Premier Pauline Marois of Parti Quebecois dissolved the legislature and called an election in a bid for a majority.
A group of UN-appointed experts are demanding answers from the Venezuelan government to allegations that protesters were beaten and tortured.
A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius tells his murder trial he found the South African Paralympic athlete praying over his girlfriend's body as she lay dying.
Former home secretary Jack Straw has told MPs the revelations of police corruption around the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry are the most shameful he has heard in his 35-year parliamentary career.
A US Army general accused of sexual assault pleads guilty to three lesser charges in a move his lawyer says will help his chances at trial.
Revelations that a police officer spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence will lead to a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
Chelsea eye Van Persie, Spurs anxious to keep Lloris, Soldado vows to stay, plus more
Why this Six Nations fixture matters so much
A passenger flight from Lebanon to Iraq is forced to turn around because a government minister's son was angry about missing it, officials say.
A woman has won a High Court battle to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm being destroyed.
Crimea's parliament announces it has asked Moscow to allow the Ukrainian region to join Russia - a move Kiev says is unconstitutional.
After England beat Denmark, which players are off to the World Cup, who remains on the fringes and who is unlikely to feature?
Norway will cut a gaping hole through rock near the island of Utoeya to commemorate victims of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.