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ITV period drama Mr Selfridge, starring US actor Jeremy Piven, will return for a third series, the broadcaster announces.
Revelations that a police officer spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence will lead to a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
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.
French corporation Bouygues makes a 10.5bn-euro (£8.7bn) takeover bid for mobile phone operator SFR.
Crimea's parliament announces it has asked Moscow to allow the Ukrainian region to join Russia - a move Kiev says is unconstitutional.
Norway will cut a gaping hole through rock near the island of Utoeya to commemorate victims of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
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.
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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.