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Tennis ace Andy Murray vows not to reveal his feelings on Scottish independence after abuse over a joke about England in the World Cup.
The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
Law and order breaks down ahead of Crimea vote
Gerard Mortier, who spearheaded an operatic production of Brokeback Mountain at Madrid's Teatro Royal, dies aged 70.
Clashes as Moscow tightens its grip on the peninsula.
Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns.
The chief cameraman on Oscar-winning film Gravity wins an award for his work at a ceremony which also honours late camera operator Sarah Jones.
One of Afghanistan's two vice presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes, a government spokesman says.
Wales are capable of finding another level to beat England at Twickenham in the Six Nations, says backs coach Rob Howley.
Great Britain's wheelchair curlers beat Sweden 6-4 for their opening win in the Winter Paralympics round-robin phase.
High Court judge Lord Justice Fulford campaigned to support a paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, a newspaper claims.
North Koreans are electing new members of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, with only one candidate standing in each district.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against an abortion reform bill that would allow terminations only in cases of rape or if the mother's health is at risk.
Rescue teams looking for a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea have widened their search area, Malaysia's transport minister says.
The troubled Co-operative Group is set to award large pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff, it emerges.
An extra £140m will be made available to councils to repair roads damaged by the severe weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
Syrian children of the camp
Animals and electronic noses may soon transform medical diagnosis
Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?
Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes by offenders temporarily out of jail, the government says.