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Quevega makes Cheltenham history by winning a record sixth Mares' Hurdle to give Ruby Walsh a second meeting win.
France's top court rules that investigators can retain the seized diaries of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is battling corruption allegations.
A rescue kitten has taken up residence at Sir Winston Churchill's former home to honour a request made by the wartime leader.
Data-sharing safeguards are agreed in response to concerns over the care.data scheme.
The Co-operative Group accepts the resignation of chief executive Euan Sutherland, who said efforts to overhaul the business had become "impossible".
Angry parents have filed a legal action against Google over the way children can make purchases from apps without their consent.
A journalist with Swedish and British nationality has been killed in Afghanistan.
Oscar Pistorius had a 'big love for guns', a friend tells his murder trial as he describes two firearms incidents involving the Paralympic athlete.
Clashes erupt in Turkey's two biggest cities after the death of a teenager struck on the head during anti-government protests nine months ago.
Light pollution is having an impact on the regeneration of tropical rainforests because it disrupts the behaviour of seed dispersing bats, a study suggests.
Fracking protesters win a late legal bid to avoid eviction from a camp near a test drilling site in Barton Moss, Salford.
Ministers defend plans for more free school meals after a former government adviser called the idea a "bad gimmick".
Britain's Kelly Gallagher crashes out of the super combined slalom run while the GB curlers recover to beat Norway.
Pregnant women who are obese can cost the NHS over a third more than women of healthy weight, a Swansea University study has found.
Four top South Sudanese politicians go on trial on charges of treason after being accused of plotting a coup against the government.
US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects an offer of talks with President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine until he engages with proposals to end the crisis.
Why Bob Crow was the one union leader everyone had heard of
The jury in the trial of former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans, has been hearing evidence from an alleged victim who said Mr Evans assaulted him whilst on a night out in Soho.
The families of the 191 people killed in the Madrid train bombings attend a ceremony with Spain's King Juan Carlos to mark the 2004 attacks.
Scrum-half Rhys Webb and lock Luke Charteris may be fit for Wales to face Scotland in the Six Nations says coach Robin McBryde.