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Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal says a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo is possible but doubts Real Madrid will sell the forward.
After the hype of his fights with Carl Froch, a humble George Groves knows another defeat will dent his bid for further pay-days.
Joyce Thacker, the director for children's services at Rotherham council, resigns in the wake of the abuse report scandal.
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
Police arrest a man after seizing £350,000 in drugs during a raid in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
Despite doubts in Spain about his talent and temperament, Diego Costa is already breaking records in the Premier League.
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The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, has reopened after a £5m refurbishment.
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Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war
The life and times of Scotland's independence leader
Police searching for a man accused of killing an officer say they have limited the area in which he can hide, as the manhunt enters a seventh day.
The Labour MP for Cynon Valley says she will stand for re-election next year, after "many requests" to reconsider her plans to retire.
Alibaba's shares open significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence.
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy returns to politics, announcing on his Facebook page that he will seek the leadership of main centre-right party.
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Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace in second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as title rival Nico Rosberg is 13th fastest.