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  • Murray wins third BBC Sports Personality award

    Andy Murray was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time on Sunday despite his wife telling him she was voting for one of his rivals.

  • Murray in the mix for record third BBC award

    Andy Murray could round off his sensational year which has seen him finish as men's tennis world number one and win both Wimbledon and the Olympic title with a historic third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

  • French city, Rouen, bar, fire, 13 killed, Cuba Libre bar, birthday party, victims, France

    Fire kills 13 at French bar

    A fire during a birthday party at a bar in the northern French city of Rouen has killed at least 13 people and injured six.

  • 'No smoke without fire'

    French midfielder Paul Pogba is a target for Manchester United their manager Jose Mourinho all but confirmed to the BBC in an interview.

  • Anderson fitness debate a 'messy affair'

    England captain Alastair Cook says he is surprised by the row over the decision to omit seamer James Anderson for the first-Test defeat by Pakistan.

  • Rosberg signs new contract with Mercedes

    Nico Rosberg has signed a new contract with Mercedes and will continue to partner triple world champion Lewis Hamilton for the next two years.

  • Henry rejects Arsenal role

    Thierry Henry will not coach Arsenal's Under-18 side having opted to continue in his role as a television pundit.

  • Crowd key as Murray, Federer aim for final

    Home star Andy Murray and sentimental favourite Roger Federer will look to the Centre Court crowd on Friday to roar them into the Wimbledon final.

  • Tomic told to apologise for 'retard' comment

    Controversial Australian Bernard Tomic is ordered to apologise on Thursday after he uses the word "retard" in a Wimbledon press conference.

  • Murray detects British buzz

    World number two Andy Murray believes he might not be the only British player to thrive at this year's Wimbledon and has backed some of the other 14 local hopefuls to make their mark at the grasscourt grand slam.

  • Russia in IAAF dock

    Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

  • Lumb and Wessels rewrite record books

    Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire set a new record for most runs scored in a 50-over fixture in England in a One-Day Cup thriller at Trent Bridge.

  • ‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll says

    People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll.

  • Obama rejects ground troops for Syria

    US President Barack Obama rules out US ground troops for Syria and tells the BBC military efforts alone cannot solve the country's problems.

  • BBC dismisses anti-GMO complaints over Bangladesh Bt brinjal project

    BBC dismisses complaints by anti-GMO activists that its Panorama film ‘GM Food: Cultivating Fear‘, broadcasted in June 2015, is biased and inaccurate. In a lengthy judgement just published (pdf), the BBC’s highest complaints body, found that all the complaints made about the programme were without merit.

  • French emergency ‘until IS defeated’

    France will seek to keep its state of emergency until a "total and global war" against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over, Prime Minister Manuel Valls tells the BBC.

  • Djokovic denies match-fixing charge

    Novak Djokovic has denied "absurd" allegations in an Italian newspaper that he "wanted to lose" a match at the Paris Masters in 2007.

  • Australian Open under match-fixing scrutiny

    More players reveal match-fixing approaches on Tuesday as the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament came under close scrutiny following claims that corruption in tennis was widespread.

  • Why did China hold a cremation competition?

    The first-ever national contest for cremation workers cuts to the heart of Chinese ideas about death, land use and a desire to instill national pride in a stigmatised vocation.

  • Lemmy, Motorhead frontman, dies aged 70

    Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died aged 70, two days after learning he had cancer, the British band has announced.

  • FBI probes Blatter bribe scandal role

    The FBI is investigating the role played by Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a $100m (£66.2m) bribes scandal, a BBC investigation has discovered.

  • When Adele disguised herself as an Adele impersonator!

    Teaming up with the BBC’s Graham Norton, the singer — who just dropped her third studio album, disguises herself as an Adele impersonator to hang out with a bunch of other Adele impersonators and absolutely astonishes them.

  • Paris attacks ringleader ‘died in raid’

    The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been identified as one of those killed in a raid in Saint Denis, the Paris prosecutor says.

  • I was told to cook chapatis: Reham

    Two weeks after Imran Khan's second marriage ended in a divorce in just 10 months, Reham has spoken out, claiming that she was told that she should be making chapatis in the kitchen and not to be seen outside.

  • Pietersen opposes day-night Tests

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has derided the idea of day-night Test cricket, accusing administrators of "messing with the greatness" of the five-day game.

  • Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air'

    A Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, broke up in mid-air, a Russian official says.

  • Amnesty warns over Asia migrant boat crisis

    Amnesty International said Bangladeshi migrants and persecuted Rohingya fleeing Myanmar faced "hellish" conditions on trafficking boats.

  • China to sign UK nuclear plant deal

    China's leader Xi Jinping is expected to put the seal later on its contribution to what will be the first UK nuclear power plant to be built in a generation.

  • Parents hope 'frozen' child will live again (video)

    A two-year-old Thai girl became the youngest person to be cryogenically frozen, preserving her brain moments after death in the hope that she will one day be brought back to life.

  • First ‘in womb’ stem cell trial planned

    The first clinical trial injecting foetal stem cells into babies still in the womb has been announced.