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Captain Paul McGinley names Padraig Harrington, Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez as European vice-captains.
Lesotho's prime minister returns home after fleeing the mountain kingdom to neighbouring South Africa on Saturday, alleging there had been a coup.
A Turkish policeman who killed a protester during last summer's demonstrations in the capital, Ankara, is sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail.
Philips, Samsung and Infineon are fined 138m euros by the European Commission for fixing prices of chips used in smartphones.
The mother of Ashya King tells the BBC in an exclusive interview how she prayed in prison she would be reunited with her child.
President Barack Obama has vowed the US will not be intimidated, after Islamic State militants released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
A group of workers decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant sue its operator Tepco over unpaid hazard pay.
Celebrities such as Jessie J and Dan Stevens gave their reaction to the celebrity photo leak that was revealed earlier this week. Around 20 celebrities are thought to have had intimate photographs stolen from the Apple iCloud.
The Office for National Statistics revises up its estimates for the UK's GDP during and after the recession.
Somalia's government offers an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike.
France's former first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, reveals she swallowed sleeping pills, in her account of her break-up with President Hollande.
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Justin Bieber has been arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving following an incident in Ontario, Canada.
Imran Khan, who heads the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, has spoken to the BBC about the protests in Islamabad.
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery.
Home Depot says it is investigating "unusual activity" following a report that suggested its credit and debit card records had been hacked.
The launch of the new series of Africa's Big Brother is delayed by a "devastating" blaze at its purpose-built studios in Johannesburg.
Pakistan's military says it has killed at least 910 suspected militants since launching an offensive in the tribal area of North Waziristan.
The UK service sector records its fastest growth for almost a year, but recovery in the eurozone slows, closely-watched surveys suggest.