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Kevin Pietersen hits an unbeaten century for Surrey against Oxford MCCU as he pushes his case for an England recall.
Two people have been killed and another wounded in a shooting outside South Korea's embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Maltese bird hunters celebrate narrow referendum victory
The leader of South Africa's opposition, the Democratic Alliance, says she will not stand for re-election at the party congress next month.
Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson recalls how the late Richie Benaud helped "change the face of cricket".
A student dies in a Kenyan stampede after a blast mistaken for a terrorist attack, as activists condemn calls to close a Somali refugee camp.
The first four episodes of Game of Thrones season five are leaked online before its premiere.
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says Manchester United have regained their desire to win the derby.
Grammy Award-winning rapper and reality TV star Nelly is arrested after police allegedly find drugs on the bus in which he was travelling.
As the conflict in Yemen rages, guards protecting Saudi Arabia's border are on high alert for attacks by Houthi rebels.
Lewis Hamilton rejects claims from Nico Rosberg that he tried to compromise his Mercedes' team-mate during the Chinese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled victory for Mercedes in the Chinese Grand Prix as the Ferrari revival is halted.
US President Barack Obama rebukes Republicans in Congress, saying that partisanship over the Iran nuclear deal has gone too far.
The Australian government announces its intention to stop welfare payments to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
US President Barack Obama says his historic talks with Cuba's Raul Castro will help both countries to "turn the page" after decades of hostility.
The family of the late former Australian cricket captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud declines PM Tony Abbott's offer of a state funeral.
Labour says it would give victims of sexual offences the right to challenge police decisions not to prosecute suspects.