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Scotland 'must get over defeat'

February 26, 2015 - 8:14am
Scotland will need time to get over the disappointment of their World Cup defeat by Afghanistan, says captain Preston Mommsen.

Paris gunman video 'shows killings'

February 26, 2015 - 8:00am
Details have emerged of footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a bloody rampage inside a Jewish supermarket, a report says.

South Africa to up non-white players

February 26, 2015 - 7:57am
South Africa will have to include seven non-white players in their 23-man match squads ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

Murray suffers shock defeat by Coric

February 26, 2015 - 7:43am
Britain's Andy Murray loses 6-1 6-3 to teenager Borna Coric, ranked 84 in the world, in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals.

Alonso to start season, say McLaren

February 26, 2015 - 7:37am
McLaren expect Fernando Alonso to recover from his crash and race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March.

Bomb found near Dortmund's ground

February 26, 2015 - 7:30am
An unexploded Second World War bomb has been discovered close to Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park ground.

RBS reports £3.5bn loss for 2014

February 26, 2015 - 7:09am
UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.

Merkel MPs back help for Greece

February 26, 2015 - 7:00am
Members of the German parliament from Chancellor Merkel's party overwhelmingly back further help for Greece in a test ballot before Friday's vote.

Paris drone journalist to face court

February 26, 2015 - 6:35am
An Al-Jazeera journalist is to appear in a French court accused of flying a drone illegally over Paris as mystery continues over night-time drone flights.

VIDEO: India's railways under pressure

February 26, 2015 - 6:31am
The Indian government have announced plans to increase invest in India's aging railway network but foreign companies are still waiting for projects to start

No future for TV licence, MPs say

February 26, 2015 - 6:21am
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.

Lenovo victim of cyber-attack

February 26, 2015 - 6:17am
Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.

Sri Lanka thrash wasteful Bangladesh

February 26, 2015 - 6:16am
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara score hundreds as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup game in Melbourne.

Lohan to do more community service

February 26, 2015 - 5:55am
A US judge tells actress Lindsay Lohan that community service she did in London last year did not count - and she must do 125 hours more.

Kabul bomb hits Turkish embassy car

February 26, 2015 - 5:38am
A suicide attack on a Turkish embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills at least one, local officials say.

Madonna falls off stage at Brits

February 26, 2015 - 5:29am
US pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes.

Standard Chartered in changes at top

February 26, 2015 - 5:29am
UK bank Standard Chartered announces that its chief executive, Peter Sands, will be replaced by ex-JPMorgan banker Bill Winters.

Indian railways to get $137bn boost

February 26, 2015 - 5:09am
India's government announces plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) to modernise its ageing railway network over the next five years.

Argentina scraps intelligence body

February 26, 2015 - 5:08am
MPs in Argentina approve a bill to replace the intelligence agency with a new service, following a row over the mysterious death of a prosecutor.

VIDEO: Algerian hostage siege report due

February 26, 2015 - 4:58am
An inquest will report into the deaths of seven British men during a deadly hostage crisis at the remote Algerian gas plant of In-Amenas