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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.
The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
How did Michael Jackson help inspire Indian handbag firm?
More clarification is needed about the circumstances in which cases of "revenge porn" can be prosecuted, peers say.
Nigeria's film industry finds new audiences online
Gay rights activists in China are preparing for a landmark court case against 'gay conversion therapy'.
Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
A man admits stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.