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Violinist Vanessa-Mae attempts to overturn her four-year skiing ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday.
Padraig Harrington thinks he has rediscovered his "mental edge" after ending wait for a title in either the US or Europe.
Home Secretary Theresa May defends her decision to scrap control orders as Labour suggests it helped terror suspects join fighting overseas.
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin says he will take up the position of President of the NI Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
Good progress is being made on construction of the world's fastest car - the Bloodhound supersonic vehicle, which aims to run at over 1,000mph.
The man convicted of the murder of Bristol landscape architect Joanna Yeates in 2011 pleads guilty to possessing indecent images of children.
A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the corporation's director general Tony Hall warns in a speech.
Media watchdog Ofcom investigates ITV's daytime show This Morning over complaints about a bondage discussion.
Iraq launches a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State.
It is time for the Kremlin's opponents to stop jostling for primacy and let the Russian people take the lead, writes Konstantin von Eggert.
Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?
A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.
A 55-year-old man dies following a two-vehicle crash on the A1 near Dromore, County Down.
Prime Minister David Cameron dismisses concerns raised by the head of the US Army about the impact of cuts on the UK's armed forces.
Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.
A woman who had sex with a 15-year-old schoolboy is warned she could face jail.
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.