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Real's Bale rules out Man Utd move

14 hours 13 min ago
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale rules out a move to Manchester United, saying he is "happy" at the Bernabeu.

Bubka to rival Coe for IAAF top job

14 hours 19 min ago
Former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka will challenge fellow Olympic champion Sebastian Coe for the IAAF presidency.

First step towards saving rhino

14 hours 39 min ago
Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

Argentina's spy agency in the crossfire

14 hours 45 min ago
Why Argentina's spy agency faces dissolution

Ghostbusters: Female stars confirmed

14 hours 47 min ago
Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms.

US admits snow forecast errors

14 hours 58 min ago
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.

VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

15 hours 4 min ago
The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.

AirAsia body search 'could end soon'

15 hours 18 min ago
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.

Flat profits at Ikea furniture chain

15 hours 21 min ago
Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, reports flat profits for last year despite rising sales worldwide.

VIDEO: Tanks found in Brazil warehouse

15 hours 35 min ago
Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.

Mayweather Pacquiao swap numbers

16 hours 6 min ago
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.

Boxer Taylor arrested on gun charges

16 hours 16 min ago
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor will undergo a mental assessment after being arrested for two gun-related incidents.

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake

17 hours 41 sec ago
Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.

Selma star defends Benedict Cumberbatch

17 hours 16 min ago
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 insists 43 students are dead

18 hours 53 min ago
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

Asylum group 'legally held at sea'

19 hours 18 min ago
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.

Keys through to face Serena in semi

January 27, 2015 - 11:58pm
Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams.

VIDEO: IS threatens to kill Japanese hostage

January 27, 2015 - 10:32pm
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.

Abbott 'to consult' after Philip row

January 27, 2015 - 10:22pm
Australian PM Tony Abbott says he will consult more widely before announcing knights and dames, after criticism of his knighthood for Prince Philip.

Yemen crisis and an uncertain future

January 27, 2015 - 9:36pm
Yemen's government collapse leaves country perilous future