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Thirty years on, Marita Koch's unbroken 400m world record is still a hot topic of debate.
A reporter for the Sun said he believed he was "not doing anything wrong" in handing over cash to a police officer for tips, a court hears.
A £30,000 award for UK-based sculptors is to be created by the The Hepworth Wakefield gallery as part of its 5th anniversary celebrations.
Sir Alan Sugar reveals he missed out on fronting the US version of The Apprentice because he wasn't well known enough in the States.
The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says that an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a "mistake".
The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has been fined $40,000 Hong Kong dollars ($5,160; £3,400) by Fifa.
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was struck by a car and killed during a pursuit in Merseyside.
The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook report outlines five factors that could stall growth in the global economy.
Home Secretary Theresa May has pledged to crack down on immigration but it comes after some very challenging years for the Conservative Party in government. How did we get here?
The International Monetary Fund cuts its forecast for global growth in 2015 to 3.1% from 3.3%.
A gay man loses a legal bid for his husband to be recognised with the same pension rights a wife would have if he was in a heterosexual relationship.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UK leads the world for care of people in the final weeks of their life. Praise where praise is due.
With Russia's involvement in Syria, the potential for military mishaps is significant, says Jonathan Marcus.
A drone drops leaflets on the Dagger Complex US military base near Frankfurt, urging its 1,100 National Security Agency employees to quit.
The Twitter account of Madeleine McCann's family is deleted because of "toxic content" directed at it amid ongoing tension with supporters of the Ben Needham search.
A study finds widespread use of tablet computers among young children.
London Mayor Boris Johnson makes a joke comparing his policies to a rugby scrum, during his speech at the Conservative Party conference.
Politicians risk throwing away "the jewel" of the UK's higher education system, warns Oxford University vice-chancellor Prof Andrew Hamilton.
A heart attack appears to have caused the death of an American Airlines pilot during an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston, his wife says.
All VW investments that are not deemed absolutely necessary are to be abandoned or delayed, says the car giant's new chief executive, Matthias Mueller.