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VIDEO: Exodus amid fierce battle for Syrian city

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:37
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.

VIDEO: Carnival in Rio despite Zika fears

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:37
Carnival is under way in Rio de Janeiro despite fears over the spread of the Zika virus.

Can Leicester handle title pressure?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:23
Leicester have gone from rank outsiders to title favourites after beating Manchester City - can they cope with the expectation?

Jones was convinced of England win

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:14
England head coach Eddie Jones says he fully expected his side to beat Scotland in their Six Nations opener.

Five things we already knew

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:30
Familiar tale unfolded as England beat Scotland

Six involved in boxing weigh-in murder

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:05
Police now believe at least six people were involved in a gun attack at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin in which a man was killed.

Vatican abuse critic refuses to quit

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 15:49
An outspoken British member of a Roman Catholic commission on sexual abuse refuses to quit, denouncing his treatment by the Vatican as "outrageous".

Is Mourinho the answer for Man Utd?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:29
After Jose Mourinho's representatives hold talks with Manchester United, Phil McNulty looks into whether he is the right man for the job.

Thunder and Mavericks in fine form

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:11
Manchester Thunder and Hertfordshire Mavericks make it two wins from two in the 2016 Superleague season.

Wales expect Irish aerial barrage

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:55
Wales expect to be tested by high-ball tactics in windy conditions in their Six Nations opener against Ireland, says defence coach Shaun Edwards.

Scotland 9-15 England

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:50
Scotland's wait to regain the Calcutta Cup goes on after England open the Eddie Jones era with victory at Murrayfield.

Leicester to win title says internet

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:07
Leicester can win the Premier League, says the internet

New rules 'will silence' charities

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:07
Charities say new rules on how they spend government grants are tantamount to making them take a vow of silence by preventing them from lobbying ministers.

Topshop store evacuated amid fire fears

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:51
Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from a busy central London store because of fears of a fire.

Skiers killed in Austrian avalanche

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:21
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.

Syrian refugee numbers soar at border

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:18
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.

Liverpool fans in walkout protest

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:01
Several thousand Liverpool fans walk out of Saturday's league match with Sunderland at Anfield in protest at rising ticket prices.

France 23-21 Italy

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:31
France edge to an unconvincing win over Italy to make a successful start to their Six Nations campaign.

Somali airliner 'was holed by bomb'

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:20
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.

Councils should run services - Corbyn

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:07
Councils should be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says.