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Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood accuses his side of "lacking guts and character" in their 4-0 thrashing at Chelsea.
Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
Chelsea move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after sinking Tottenham with four second-half goals.
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
Jean-Marc Doussain's late penalty condemns Scotland to defeat and keeps France in contention for the Six Nations title.
A baby hippo has been born at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo - the first in 16 years.
A Vietnamese plane spots possible oil slicks as the US joins Asian nations to search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people.
Warning shots are fired as international observers are turned back from entering Crimea where pro-Russian forces have tightened their grip.
The brother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence says he wants to take part in the probe into police records after a report showed officers spied on his family.
A Labour government would impose stiff penalties on anyone who abused or discriminated against members of the armed forces, the party's leader Ed Miliband has said.
Ireland mark Brian O'Driscoll's final home international with a vital seven-try win over Italy in the Six Nations.
Sri Lanka beat holders Pakistan by five wickets with 22 balls remaining at the Asia Cup final in Mirpur:
Up to 50 homes are evacuated and a man is arrested after explosives are found at a house in South Yorkshire.
Manchester United keep their slim hopes of a top-four Premier League finish alive with victory over struggling West Brom.
Substitute Olivier Giroud scores two late goals as Arsenal beat Everton to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Russia's foreign minister says the crisis in Ukraine was "created artificially for purely geopolitical reasons" as tension over Crimea continues.
Raising the income tax allowance to £12,500 will be a Lib Dem demand in any future coalition talks, the party says.
Veronica Campbell-Brown qualifies for the World Indoor 60m semi-finals - her first race since she was cleared of doping.
Visitors to Birling Gap in East Sussex are warned to stay away from the cliff edge after a series of chalk falls during the week.
Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon.