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Firefighters tackle a large blaze at an industrial site in Salford, so fierce it "melted" the letters on one of the fire engines, crews say.
British number one Heather Watson beats Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Manager Louis van Gaal says Man Utd's 3-0 win over Spurs has helped suck Man City into the Premier League top-four "rat race".
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was ready to put the country's nuclear weapons on standby during tensions in Ukraine and Crimea.
Sam Smith tops both the singles and album chart, denying Madonna the 12th number one album of her career.
Stefan Johansen says "the Celtic future is bright" under manager Ronny Deila following their League Cup final victory over Dundee United.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney celebrates his side's third goal against Spurs with a boxing celebration move.
The relatives of at least 49 people who died in a bus crash in southern Brazil have been identifying bodies in Santa Catarina state.
Nancie Atwell, an English teacher from the US, wins an inaugural competition for the world's best teacher, but pledges to give the prize money to her school.
Everton beat 10-man Newcastle to ease their relegation fears with a first league home win in three months.
An arrest is made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in the restive city of Ferguson, Missouri police say.
Manchester United cement their place in the Premier League's top four with the finest display of Louis van Gaal's reign.
US tycoon Robert Durst is arrested on a murder charge ahead of the finale of a TV documentary investigating the alleged crime.
A 26-year-old London man is sought by police investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found inside a burning car in West Sussex.
Celtic take a step towards the domestic treble as they prove too strong for Dundee United in the Scottish League Cup final.
A 17-year-old is airlifted by helicopter from the top of the Wallace Monument near Stirling after dislocating his knee.
Six people have been rescued after a rollercoaster cart became stranded 50m in the air on Australia's Gold Coast.
The international community will have to "negotiate in the end" with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
A normally unremarkable meeting on Vladimir Putin's calendar on Monday takes on added significance due to his apparent 11-day absence from public view.