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South Africa will have to include seven non-white players in their 23-man match squads ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
Britain's Andy Murray loses 6-1 6-3 to teenager Borna Coric, ranked 84 in the world, in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals.
McLaren expect Fernando Alonso to recover from his crash and race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March.
An unexploded Second World War bomb has been discovered close to Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park ground.
UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.
Members of the German parliament from Chancellor Merkel's party overwhelmingly back further help for Greece in a test ballot before Friday's vote.
An Al-Jazeera journalist is to appear in a French court accused of flying a drone illegally over Paris as mystery continues over night-time drone flights.
The Indian government have announced plans to increase invest in India's aging railway network but foreign companies are still waiting for projects to start
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.
Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara score hundreds as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup game in Melbourne.
A US judge tells actress Lindsay Lohan that community service she did in London last year did not count - and she must do 125 hours more.
Australia number one Nick Kyrgios pulls out of next week's Davis Cup tie with the Czech Republic because of a back problem.
A suicide attack on a Turkish embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills at least one, local officials say.
US pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes.
UK bank Standard Chartered announces that its chief executive, Peter Sands, will be replaced by ex-JPMorgan banker Bill Winters.
India's government announces plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) to modernise its ageing railway network over the next five years.
MPs in Argentina approve a bill to replace the intelligence agency with a new service, following a row over the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
An inquest will report into the deaths of seven British men during a deadly hostage crisis at the remote Algerian gas plant of In-Amenas
A court in Bahrain sentences three Shia Muslims to death for last year's bomb attack that killed three police and injured another 13, officials say.