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Getting ready for bookless libraries
A man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones tells a court of the moment he says he accidentally knocked her over in his vehicle.
Henri Dutilleux, one of France's leading 20th Century composers, has died in Paris at the age of 97, his family announce.
Tiger Woods condemns "hurtful" jibe as Sergio Garcia apologises for what could be interpreted as a racist remark.
The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
Gunmen burst into a brothel in eastern Baghdad, killing seven women and five men, in the latest violence in a week of bloodshed in Iraq.
Roberto Martinez will make a decision on his future at Wigan in the next 24 hours after holding talks with Dave Whelan.
The FBI in Florida have shot a man they were questioning about possible links to Boston bombs suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, US media report.
Austria joins its EU partners in calling for a crackdown on tax evasion, despite the country's banking secrecy.
Jockey Eddie Ahern faces long ban after being found guilty of corruption by the British Horseracing Authority.
Manuel Pellegrini paves the way for a move to manage Manchester City after confirming he will leave Spanish club Malaga.
The UK could do more to offset the negative impact of austerity measures on the economy, the IMF has said.
A mortar hits the main city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in the country to promote peace.
Mohammed Morsi calls for the people of Sinai to give up their arms after seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the region are freed.
Manchester City launches its new kit after signing a deal with US sportswear giant Nike reported to be worth £72m ($109m) over six years.
Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops are set to be given the right to live in the UK, in an apparent climbdown by ministers.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses.
Police killer Dale Cregan admits the murders of a father and son in Greater Manchester.
The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought.
South African Tim Clark says he is among "a fair number" of players taking legal advice over the ban on the anchoring of putters.