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Thomas wins Tour of the Algarve

February 22, 2015 - 10:51am
Team Sky's Geraint Thomas wins the five-stage Tour of the Algarve for the third stage-race victory of his career.

Maldives ex-leader Nasheed arrested

February 22, 2015 - 10:11am
Police in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives arrest opposition leader and former President Mohamed Nasheed on terror charges.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 West Ham United

February 22, 2015 - 9:55am
Harry Kane wins a penalty and scores with the last kick of the game to earn Tottenham a draw against West Ham.

VIDEO: Ukraine prisoners released in darkness

February 22, 2015 - 9:19am
Ukrainian government and rebel forces exchange dozens of prisoners, in the first step successfully carried out under the Minsk agreements.

Trott takes omnium silver at Worlds

February 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Laura Trott takes silver in the omnium as Britain look set to finish without a gold at the Track World Championships.

New tax evasion crime proposed

February 22, 2015 - 8:51am
Companies that fail to prevent tax evasion could face penalties as part of a plan announced by Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

VIDEO: Syria girls 'enticed' on social media

February 22, 2015 - 8:48am
There is still no news of the three schoolgirls who are thought to be trying to cross the border in Syria to join IS.

Fans identified after Chelsea appeal

February 22, 2015 - 8:30am
Officers probing allegations of racism by Chelsea fans in Paris say they have identified three men at the centre of the Metropolitan Police appeal.

VIDEO: 'Hard lessons' from Sydney cafe siege

February 22, 2015 - 8:12am
Australia's security hotline had 18 calls about the gunman before his attack on a Sydney cafe, but none suggested an imminent attack, a report says.

Authorities 'failed' over Syria girls

February 22, 2015 - 7:57am
The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join militants in Syria say security services "failed" to stop them leaving.

HSBC 'open to criminal charges'

February 22, 2015 - 6:41am
HSBC left itself open to criminal charges in the UK over its Swiss tax-dodging scandal, says former director of public prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald.

VIDEO: Turkish army vehicles evacuate tomb

February 22, 2015 - 6:17am
Turkish troops cross into Syria to evacuate and destroy Suleyman Shah's mausoleum - an enclave where the forefather of the Ottoman empire was buried.

Polished India see off South Africa

February 22, 2015 - 6:15am
Shikhar Dhawan hits 137 as India maintain their unbeaten start to the World Cup with a 130-run win over South Africa.

VIDEO: Man survives fall off 'World's End'

February 22, 2015 - 5:25am
Dutch honeymooner Mamitho Lendas becomes the first person to survive a fall from Sri Lanka's 4,000ft so-called World's End cliff.

Warehouse fire treated as arson

February 22, 2015 - 5:14am
A fire which destroyed a storage warehouse in south-east London is being treated as arson, police say

VIDEO: Oprah? 'Stand-ins' line up at Oscars

February 22, 2015 - 4:10am
Alastair Leithead reports from Hollywood on last-minute preparations ahead of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony.

Christian comedy wins four Razzies

February 22, 2015 - 4:05am
Saving Christmas, Kirk Cameron's comedy about the true meaning of the festival, is the big winner at the annual celebration of movie mediocrity, the Razzies.

'No warning of attack' on Sydney cafe

February 22, 2015 - 3:11am
Australia's security hotline had 18 calls about the gunman before his attack on a Sydney cafe, but none suggested an imminent attack, a report says.

Nadal suffers shock Rio Open defeat

February 22, 2015 - 3:04am
Rafael Nadal is beaten by Fabio Fognini at the Rio Open as he loses his first semi-final on clay for 12 years.

Sri Lanka avoid Afghanistan shock

February 22, 2015 - 12:56am
Mahela Jayawardene's century helps Sri Lanka avoid a shock defeat by Afghanistan in Pool A of the World Cup.