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Padraig Harrington pulls out of this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth because of a shoulder injury.
Islamist militants al-Shabab briefly take over a mosque in northern Kenya, preaching for two hours, before disappearing into a nearby forest, locals say.
Thousands of new words - including lolz, shizzle and cakehole - are added to the latest edition of the Collins Scrabble Word List.
For the first time in Britain paying without cash is more popular than using notes and coins.
A 13-year-old rugby club player, who fell from a moving coach on the M49 near Avonmouth, "could very easily have been killed", a court hears.
The truth behind the Facebook rumour
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy and QPR striker Charlie Austin are in England's squad to play two internationals in June.
England may not appoint a new coach before the Ashes start in July, according to new cricket director Andrew Strauss.
Was it right for mother to publicly scold teenage daughter?
A heart patient has two operations simultaneously, in what surgeons say is the first procedure of its type in the UK.
Many migrants attempting to flee Myanmar by boat are being held to ransom by traffickers instead of travelling as planned, as Jonah Fisher reports.
Five Lancaster University students are treated in hospital, two of them in a critical condition, after taking a substance thought to be a synthetic cannabis substitute.
There are fewer young people not in education, employment or training in the UK than at any time since 2005, the Office of National Statistics says.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is pictured playing football despite weeks of protests over his bid to run for a third term in office.
A sheep found by police in a block of flats in Dublin's inner city is given the name Bond, Olivia Bond, licensed to lamb.
The gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, according to the OECD.
UK workers could take every Friday off if they were as productive as other nations - so why aren't we?
A football pitch on the Western Isles is recognised by Fifa as one of eight remarkable places to play the game in the world.
Will Raheem Sterling make a controversial move?
Qatar has made little progress on improving migrant workers' rights, despite promises to do so, Amnesty International says.