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Four Egyptian soldiers and three policemen are seized by unidentified kidnappers in Sinai, Egyptian security officials say.
Syrians describe effects of alleged gas attack
Frank Lampard signs a one-year deal to his contract at Chelsea, the day after the club win the Europa League final.
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas "doesn't deserve" the way he has been treated by boss Jose Mourinho, says Barcelona's Xavi.
The Israeli government has started the process of authorising four new Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
As hundreds of thousands of people pack into evacuation shelters, Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 in low-lying areas around Chittagong and Cox's Bazar
One Direction announce a 2014 worldwide stadium tour three years into their career.
A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.
Three Indian cricketers have been arrested over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the country's cricket board says.
A Conservative backbencher will introduce a bill paving the way for a referendum on the UK's EU membership.
Campaigners in Chad welcome the arrest of Mahamat Djibrine, former President Hissene Habre's police chief, who is accused of torturing and killing opposition activists.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio threatens to reduce his players' holidays should they not perform "with dignity" against Tottenham.
A contemporary art sale at Christie's in New York makes $495 million (£325m), the highest total in auction history.
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt returns to jail to serve his sentence for firearms offences linked to deadly blasts in Mumbai in 1993.
Sepp Blatter says there is a "cold war" between Fifa and the Football Association since Russia was awarded the 2018 World Cup.
Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez deserves credit for his work at the club, says Blues defender Gary Cahill.
Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino says it "would not make sense" for him to stay at the club if chairman Nicola Cortese leaves.
Kidnappers in southern Yemen free three Red Cross workers and their Yemeni interpreter.
Japanese car manufacturer Honda will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as engine suppliers to the McLaren team.
Andy Murray's mother Judy says her son's priority will be getting fit for Wimbledon as he battles with a back injury.