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Jonny Wilkinson says he will do everything possible to be fit enough to answer a Lions injury call if he is needed.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is still not sure he will be ready to face Australia in the Ashes this summer.
US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
Russian counter-terrorism agents have raided a group planning an attack in Moscow killing two suspects, officials say.
Yahoo says its $1.1bn (£723m) purchase of blogging platform Tumblr will boost its revenue as soon as 2014.
Yahoo agrees a deal to buy New York-based blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn (£723m) in a deal that will value founder David Karp's stake at $275m.
China cannot be a "free rider" when it comes to global trade, the EU's trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, warns.
Paul Mosley, jailed for the manslaughter of six children in a house fire, is to appeal against the length of his jail term, his legal team confirms.
Three Brazilian tourists are killed and more than 20 others injured as two hot-air balloons collide in Turkey's Cappadocia region.
At least two people die and 21 others are injured in a series of tornadoes that tore through the US state of Oklahoma.
Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is on the rise around the world, according to an annual US Department of State report.
More than 70 people are killed and many more wounded by car bombs and suicide attacks in one of the worst days of violence in Iraq in recent months.
Real Madrid announce that Jose Mourinho will leave the club at the end of the season after three years in charge.
About 120 militant Islamists are arrested in Maiduguri as they organise the funeral of a commander killed in clashes, the Nigerian army says.
Imran Khan's party wins its first National Assembly seat in the Pakistani city of Karachi after a partial re-run of voting, unofficial results show.
The government of Venezuela is trying to import 50 million rolls of toilet paper before supermarket shelves run out of stock.
The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
A man shoots four people dead in a bank in southern Israel before turning the gun on himself, reportedly after a dispute over an overdraft.
Ugandan police raid the offices of at least two newspapers following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him and people opposed to the plan could be killed.