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England captain Alastair Cook says his team learned valuable lessons from their 3-2 one-day series defeat in India.
At least 10 people die and more than 30 are injured after a bus crashes from a rain-soaked road into a ravine in the eastern Portuguese town of Serta.
The government is "absolutely not going to change course" on reducing the deficit, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has insisted amid fears the economy could re-enter recession.
Fernando Torres spares Chelsea's blushes as the striker's late equaliser at Brentford ensures an FA Cup fourth-round replay.
French and Malian forces move on Timbuktu after recapturing other northern towns from rebels, as African states discuss sending more troops.
Olympic silver medal-winning cox and double Boat Race winner Acer Nethercott dies at the age of 35.
Novak Djokovic fights back to beat Andy Murray in four sets and win his third successive Australian Open in Melbourne.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes says he will leave the Premier League strugglers if he cannot "fix" their problems.
Ian Bell hits an unbeaten 113 as England win the final one-day international by seven wickets, but India take the series 3-2.
At least 11 people die and several others are injured in two separate landslides in western Indonesia, officials say.
Former Chelsea striker Nicholas Anelka has a medical at Juventus ahead of a five-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua.
A descendant of the man who wrote the words to the world-famous song Danny Boy commissions a new version to mark its centenary.
New York diners have been banned from taking photographs of their food, in several top restaurants.
Liberal Democrat MP David Ward, who accused "the Jews" in Israel of "inflicting atrocities on Palestinians", apologises for "unintended offence" caused by his words.
At least 10 people are killed, mainly police officers, as a roadside bomb detonates in the southern city of Kandahar, officials say.
The Australian state of Queensland is on alert for flooding and more tornadoes in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
New tornado and flood alerts have been issued in the Australian state of Queensland, which is still recovering from Cyclone Oswald.
A 12-year-old Afghan boy marked out by the Taliban as a potential suicide bomber runs away before the plan can be carried out.