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Media sites suffer outage a day after the French government warns of cyber attacks, although it is unclear whether the two are linked.
A man who accidentally shot his friend dead while testing if his bullet-proof vest worked is jailed for seven years.
Goldman Sachs reports a 7% fall in fourth-quarter profits to $2.17bn after weaker bond trading and a fall in investment banking revenues.
Pakistani police use tear gas and water cannon to push back crowds of protesters angry at a French magazine's cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
Former France international David Ginola is being paid £250,000 to run against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.
The former owner of a disputed Caravaggio has lost his battle for compensation from a London auction house.
The UK and US are to stage cyber attack "war games" against Wall Street and the City of London in a new joint defence against hackers.
A cyclist who filmed an argument with a van driver in which he appears to have been knocked off his bike and assaulted is urged to contact police.
Toronto FC and England striker Jermain Defoe returns to the Premier League with Sunderland on a three-and-a-half-year deal.