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The former deputy speaker of the House of Commons sexually abused young men in Parliament and at the Conservative Party conference, a court hears.
Jump racing's showpiece Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday with more than 230,000 people expected to attend the four-day meeting.
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden portrays a bleak future for the internet as he speaks via video link to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Cyprus' central bank governor, Panicos Demetriades, steps down following a turbulent relationship with the country's government.
Barcelona's president admits the saga surrounding the transfer of Brazilian superstar Neymar has been "embarrassing".
Country star turned pop sensation Taylor Swift returns to the top of Billboard's annual list of music money makers, a title she held in 2012 only to relinquish last year to Madonna.
Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb in the last one-day international against West Indies.
Oscar Pistorius is physically sick during his murder trial as he hears evidence from a post-mortem examination on his girlfriend's body.
More than 1,000 people have protested in South Sudan's capital, Juba, accusing the UN of arming rebels - a charge it denies.
A Japanese scientist behind a seemingly groundbreaking stem cell study says the findings should be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.
Barcelona's Neymar approach damaged once untouchable club
Three trams have crashed into each other in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, leaving 33 people hurt.
David Cameron promises the UK will not ignore Russia's incursion into Crimea, with sanctions possible "within days".
Suspected Russian troops and militias seize a military hospital in Ukraine's Crimea, as Moscow tightens its grip ahead of Sunday's secession vote.
Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling admits a Football Association misconduct charge in relation to betting.
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
Google will release a software development kit later this month for developers to create smart wearable devices using its Android operating system.
The man behind Syria's rare prisoner swap
Parenting retailer Mothercare appoints Mark Newton-Jones as interim chief executive after the resignation of Simon Calver in February.