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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale rules out a move to Manchester United, saying he is "happy" at the Bernabeu.
Former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka will challenge fellow Olympic champion Sebastian Coe for the IAAF presidency.
Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
Why Argentina's spy agency faces dissolution
Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms.
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.
Indonesia's search and rescue agency chief says the hunt for victims of AirAsia QZ8501 could be called off if no more bodies are found soon.
Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, reports flat profits for last year despite rising sales worldwide.
Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor will undergo a mental assessment after being arrested for two gun-related incidents.
Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.
Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams.
Islamic State are threatening to kill two more hostages, unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman held there and sentenced to death after being accused of involvement in hotel bombings in Oman in 2005.
Australian PM Tony Abbott says he will consult more widely before announcing knights and dames, after criticism of his knighthood for Prince Philip.
Yemen's government collapse leaves country perilous future