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Europe captain Paul McGinley chooses Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as his vice-captains for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
The mother of a schoolgirl who hanged herself amid claims of bullying is the target of internet abuse.
Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Doctors have upgraded the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield it from the virus's onslaught.
The chief executive of the oil company Shell says he would like Scotland to "remain part of the UK".
Prince Harry launches Paralympic-style games for injured members of the armed services.
Taser use against children by the Metropolitan Police rises six-fold over four years, according to figures obtained by children's rights campaigners.
Can another family legally adopt your lost dog?
Ethiopian and government forces seize a key Somali town from militant Islamist group al-Shabab, officials say, in what may be the start of a new offensive.
A bird carrying a lit cigarette to its nest is being blamed for starting a fire in a building in south London.
The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
The BBC's director general, says a decision to take the corporation's youth channel off air and putting it only on-line 'is the beginning of a new BBC Three'
Gordon Strachan thinks Scotland's win in Warsaw will count for nothing when the sides meet in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
"Britain's young athletes will have to learn to deal with expectation in a positive way and not buckle under the spotlight."
The religious custom of slaughtering animals by slitting their throats and draining the blood should be adapted to prevent suffering, says the leader of Britain's vets.
Government advisers - known as Spads - were largely unknown creatures until comedies offered an insight.
The 91,000 staff of the John Lewis Partnership will receive an annual bonus worth 15% of their salaries.
At least five soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and Nato officials say.
Warwickshire confirm that England batsman Jonathan Trott will be fit to start the new season in April.