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It is about 18 months until the start of Rio Olympics 2016, and construction of the new venues in the Olympic Park is well under way.
Tiger Woods needs to find a "magical guru" to overcome his troubles, says BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss.
A group of scientists says it is time to try to contact intelligent life in space.
One of two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney tried to join the army two years ago out of love for Australia, his family says.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.
Commemorations will take place in Germany on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden.
A federal judge orders an Alabama official to follow her earlier ruling and issue marriage licences to gay couples, after a three-day standoff.
The BBC has seen correspondence sent to the British tax authorities back in 2008 which gave details of HSBC account holders in Switzerland.
The United States has welcomed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but demanded that Russia end its support for the separatists.
England manager Roy Hodgson all but confirms that prolific Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be in his next squad.
Shares in Farmville-maker Zynga plunge over 10% after the company reports widening losses as it struggles to continue to attract users to its games.
Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following heart attack, his record label says.
St Helens run in 10 tries to blow away a disappointing Salford Red Devils in a 52-6 Super League victory.
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison after breaking visa rules has an emotional reunion with family at Cardiff Airport.
Plans for a community buyout of a 19th century country house have collapsed after a disagreement over its price.
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on FA Cup heroes Mickey Thomas and Nigel Jemson for the FA Cup fifth round.
Colombia's left wing Farc guerrillas announce that they will no longer look to recruit soldiers below the age of 17.
France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman, who play the protagonists in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, defended the movie after it received some critical reviews.
Which team is seeking to win for a fifth time, who is appearing in his fifth World Cup and which squad has two 43-year-olds?