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The United States Olympic Committee will bid for the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games - with four cities vying to host.
How everyday life continues despite Syrian civil war
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.
Mercedes plan to let team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the title again next season.
Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.
Russia raises its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an effort to ease the rouble's recent fall in value.
The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.
Wales forward Gareth Bale scores as Real Madrid ease into the Club World Cup final with their 21st straight win.
Robbie Savage says Brendan Rodgers should remain Liverpool manager, but he should sell Mario Balotelli and buy a defender.
Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?
League One Sheffield United shock their Premier League opponents Southampton to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup.
League One Yeovil Town book an FA Cup third-round meeting with Manchester United after beating Accrington in their replay.
President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.
A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.
Former Fifa advisor Michael Hershman pleads with Michael Garcia not to quit over his World Cup bidding report.
Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.
Atul Gawande on what ails India's public health system
The day Goa won independence, 14 years after the rest of India
England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.