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The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.
Carnival is under way in Rio de Janeiro despite fears over the spread of the Zika virus.
Leicester have gone from rank outsiders to title favourites after beating Manchester City - can they cope with the expectation?
England head coach Eddie Jones says he fully expected his side to beat Scotland in their Six Nations opener.
Familiar tale unfolded as England beat Scotland
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.
An outspoken British member of a Roman Catholic commission on sexual abuse refuses to quit, denouncing his treatment by the Vatican as "outrageous".
After Jose Mourinho's representatives hold talks with Manchester United, Phil McNulty looks into whether he is the right man for the job.
Manchester Thunder and Hertfordshire Mavericks make it two wins from two in the 2016 Superleague season.
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's wait to regain the Calcutta Cup goes on after England open the Eddie Jones era with victory at Murrayfield.
Leicester can win the Premier League, says the internet
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.
Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from a busy central London store because of fears of a fire.
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
Several thousand Liverpool fans walk out of Saturday's league match with Sunderland at Anfield in protest at rising ticket prices.
France edge to an unconvincing win over Italy to make a successful start to their Six Nations campaign.
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 be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says.