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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere suffers a hairline fracture in his left foot and will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
A man in Australia has been rescued by police after getting lost - in his own back garden.
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 0.25% and raises its growth forecast for the eurozone.
Turkey's top court rules that the rights of ex-military chief Ilker Basbug were violated, paving the way for his possible release from jail.
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Ron Dennis is convinced McLaren will win races this year, after he seized back control of Formula 1 operations in January.
What do all those flags in Ukraine crisis mean?
Venezuelans mark the death a year ago of Hugo Chavez
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, five years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
Lawyers have been cross-examining neighbours of Oscar Pistorius on the fourth day of the athlete's trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Many websites once used by US banks have been taken over by spammers and virus writers, reveals research.
Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki repeals the state of emergency in place since the 2011 uprising that overthrew the former government, his office says.
A woman hangs herself while taking part in a South Korean reality television show.
Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni are to launch legal action after secret recordings of them made by a former aide are leaked online.
Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, makes millions of its pictures free to use, in an effort to combat piracy.
Europe captain Paul McGinley chooses Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as his vice-captains for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
China's shadow banks could threaten global economy
PR consultant Max Clifford used his celebrity contacts "to bully and manipulate" girls and women into sexual acts with him, a court hears as his trial opens.
A man convicted of a sea scooter crash that killed Usher's 11-year-old stepson is given four years in prison.