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Pele has recorded a video message from hospital thanking fans for their support while he underwent treatment for a urinary tract infection.
Tiger Woods cards an improved second-round two-under 70 but remains in last position at the Hero World Challenge in Florida.
The Russian Athletics Federation says it may take legal action following doping and corruption allegations.
Belgium's former queen Fabiola, the widow of 1951-93 King Baudouin, dies in Brussels at the age of 86, the royal palace says.
A Democrat-led investigation has found no evidence linking the potential 2016 presidential candidate to
Jarrett Rivers scores in the 90th minute to send Blyth Spartans through to the FA Cup third round at the expense of Hartlepool.
Rolling Stone apologises for campus rape story
A businessman is jailed for murdering his millionaire girlfriend in a Paris hotel suite.
Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund move off the bottom of the Bundesliga with only their second league win in 11 matches.
UN human rights experts express "legitimate concerns" over no charges being brought against US policemen involved in two civilian deaths.
The UN World Food Programme says it will reinstate food aid this month to the very poorest Syrian refugees.
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have withdrawn charges against the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta denounces as a "travesty" the case against him at the International Criminal Court, which has now been dropped.
A doctor and a charity owner have been arrested after 10 patients were left in danger of partially losing their sight following cataract surgery in India.
France and the US agree a compensation package for Holocaust victims deported by the French state rail company during World War Two.