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A Picasso painting smuggled into the US last December, disguised as a Christmas parcel, is being returned to its home in France.
French aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, including subjecting them to intrusive examinations, a rights report says.
The widow of a man killed by "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant identified on Thursday as a man from London, says she wants him caught alive.
Jack Nowell and Alex Goode are named in England's starting XV to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday.
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat.
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
Andre Agassi says Andy Murray's Dubai Championships defeat was due to him wanting to prepare for the Davis Cup.
The International Cycling Union requests that Astana, the team of Vincenzo Nibali, has its World Tour licence withdrawn.
Mark Lowen speaks to business owners in Athens about the government's anti-austerity stance.
Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.
The growing craze among Botswana's youth
Feyenoord's Europa League game against Roma is suspended for more than 10 minutes when an inflatable banana is thrown from the stands.
Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.
Celtic's Virgil Van Dijk describes the referee as "horrible" after his red card during the 1-0 loss to Inter Milan.
Six people accused of burning to death three British tourists in 2002 riots in the India state of Gujarat are acquitted.
Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.
British world number one taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook wants to represent Moldova at Rio Olympics.
The main investor behind the revival of the Manor Marussia F1 team is energy firm boss Stephen Fitzpatrick.