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Australia coach Mickey Arthur thinks their best bowling attack in the world will put England under pressure in the Ashes.
Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United's tough start to their Premier League campaign could help new boss David Moyes.
A row over the status of the Taliban's office in Qatar persists as the militant group continues to display its flag despite Afghan protests.
Chancellor George Osborne raises the possibility of splitting the Ulster Bank into 'good and bad banks'
A 21-year-old man is convicted of murdering a rival who he shot in the head when he fired a gun four times into a car outside a Nottingham pub.
Nine people are taken to hospital after a car hits parents and children as they used a school pelican crossing in a south Wales village.
Whitehall chiefs use sophisticated software to monitor social media in an attempt to head-off protests against controversial policies such as the badger cull, it emerges.
Global stock markets fall sharply after the US central bank signals it could begin to scale back its economic stimulus programme later this year.
Psychic Sally Morgan says she has accepted an apology and £125,000 in damages from the Daily Mail after it suggested she "perpetrated a scam".
England's NHS regulator is to review a decision not to name those behind a possible "cover-up" after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital.
A boy who sustained serious head injuries when he was knocked down by a van in East Lothian wakes from his coma.
US President Barack Obama confused Chancellor George Osborne's name with that of a popular US singer during the G8 summit.
Mercedes did not get permission to take part in the test in which they are accused of breaking F1's rules, says the FIA.
James Gandolfini made Tony Soprano his own
The final novel written by Iain Banks - The Quarry - is released 11 days after his death.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) pushes back the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to 12 November.
Northern Ireland railway staff launch 24-hour strike on Monday
The Prudential Regulation Authority says the UK's top banks and building societies need to fill a £27.1bn hole in their balance sheets.
Welsh councils are warned they will have to slash services or raise council tax above 5% if they face budget cuts like their English counterparts.
A terrified burglar hands himself to police in New Zealand after breaking into a house and stumbling across a body hanging in the dark.