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Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world football.
Scottish artist Jack Vettriano announces he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.
Three free online programmes, aimed at helping sixth-formers bridge the gap between school and university, are due to launch this summer.
Rory McIlroy is unable to undo the damage of his opening 80 as a 71 leads to his third straight Irish Open missed cut.
Tata Steel workers across the UK vote by almost 9-1 to go on strike in a row over pensions in the first national strike in the steel industry for 30 years.
A teenager from Wales has spoken out about the night he ended up in hospital after taking a "legal high".
A man is detained in a mental health unit after setting a series of fires across Oxfordshire.
A security officer is convicted of smuggling a camera into a high-security psychiatric hospital to try to sell photos of serial killer Ian Brady.
Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway went to migrant camps on Malaysia's border, where traffickers abused and killed Rohingya Muslims.
The two co-champions of Thursday night's annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are sharing a trophy, marking the second year in a row the contest ended in a tie.
A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.
A "perverted" man is jailed for 22 years for abusing a boy he groomed for sex in the 1970s.
A slip road on the M4 at Port Talbot is to fully reopen after trial closures but its future remains in doubt.
The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.
Turkish prosecutors launch an investigation after a newspaper releases footage it says proves the security services sent arms to Syrian rebels.
A health inspection body says patients at a mental health unit heavily criticised in an independent report were failed.
Two people believed to have been seriously injured by a bus in Glasgow city centre.
Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.
There are no black or ethnic minority members of staff in senior positions in the Lords, an FOI request reveals.
The 209 members of Fifa are voting for their new president at a congress in Zurich.