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Parma have their Serie A match at Genoa on Sunday called off after players threatened to strike over unpaid wages.
Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers criticise a parliamentary committee for publishing a letter about the police inquiry into sex abuse allegations against the singer.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he is the party's candidate for East Renfrewshire at the general election in May.
A Nepalese army officer ordered the torture of two suspected rebels during the country's civil war, a British court hears.
The reported destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture says.
As details emerge about the identity of "Jihadi John"' what do we know about the advocacy group that was in close contact with Mohammed Emwazi in the two years before he left for Syria?
Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.
Tory MP David Davis accuses Sir Malcolm Rifkind's Intelligence and Security Committee of being taken in by the "glamour" of spying and failing to do its job properly.
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died
American and Cuban diplomats are meeting in Washington in a new round of negotiations that seek to restore full relations between the two countries.
Extremists like the Islamic State militant known as 'Jihadi John' are not radicalised through contact with security services, ex-MI6 chief Sir John Sawers says.
The Senate has passed full funding for homeland security shortly after the House passed its own short-term version as a shutdown deadline looms.
Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83, his family says.
A popular Rwandan singer is jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government.
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