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Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves confirms his preference for Test matches to last four days.
Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win the presidential election that President Goodluck Jonathan's failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining.
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, the BBC brings you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.
Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.
Depression and heart disease drugs are to be tested in a new trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
A man deliberately crashed his car off the M1 motorway to kill his wife because she wanted a divorce, a court hears.
HP sues Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch and ex-finance officer Sushovan Hussain, as Autonomy's former management says it will launch a counter-claim.
The Dutch royal family says it will return a painting believed to have been confiscated from Jewish owners during World War Two.
The Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first place in Japan to recognise same-sex partnerships.
Less cross-country in "knickers and polo shirt" and improved facilities in schools would improve PE for girls, says Victoria Pendleton.
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible.
A new era is dawning for European dairy farmers as the EU lifts milk quotas, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.
Former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft says he is quitting the House of Lords.
Club and international matches at Windsor Park could be in doubt because of possible subsidence in the West Stand.
The governor of Indiana has said that he wants state lawmakers to "fix" a religious freedom law that has created a national outcry by the end of this week.
Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say.
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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads a letter from 1969 by presidential speechwriter William Safire, on Newsnight.
A local TV channel apologises after a presenter uses a sexually explicit swearword to describe a colleague.
The UN's human rights chief warns Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombard Houthi rebels.