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England boss Roy Hodgson says he has World Cup selection "headaches" after some positive displays against Denmark.
Ministerial talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis were "tough" but will continue, the US says, as a tense stand-off continues in Crimea.
The Unite union is to cut its affiliation to the Labour Party by £1.5m, its executive decides.
Half of all children under five in Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to estimations.
Tiger Woods is fit to play in the World Golf Championships at Doral despite withdrawing from the Honda Classic in Florida.
Joe Root scores his first one-day international ton as England beat West Indies by 25 runs to win the series 2-1.
Daniel Sturridge's late header earns England a laboured victory in their friendly against Denmark at Wembley.
The US Senate blocks President Obama's pick for a justice department job over objections to his legal work on behalf of a convicted "cop killer".
Portuguese scientists identify a dinosaur that may have been the largest predator ever to roam across the European landmass.
The Chief Information Officer of US retailing giant Target, which saw a massive security breach last year, resigns.
Archaeologists in Mexico say they have unearthed a 1,500-year-old pre-Hispanic tomb with the sculpture of a long-faced shaman guarding it.
Why Indians want to settle on Mars
Lloyds and Barclays Bank offer deferred share payments to senior executives, a move that sidesteps EU rules on bonus limits.
The BBC's Rami Ruhayem reports from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, where food parcel distribution has halted because of fresh fighting.
The Italian government has ordered immediate action to try to save the world famous archaeological site at Pompeii from further damage.
The foreign ministers of Russia and key Western powers hold talks in Paris to try to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
The world's biggest social networking site Facebook tightens its rules on posts relating to guns.
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law is accused of using the "murderous power of his words" to rally people against the US, as his trial opens in New York.
The Bank of England suspends a member of staff after investigating potential rigging of the foreign exchange market.
A family who left Germany to avoid having to send their children to school there will not be deported from the US, officials say.