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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants to become a Black Cats great by beating Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final.
The 86th Academy Awards take place on Sunday which means the red carpet has been rolled out and the nominees are preparing their 'thank you' speeches.
Captain Stuart Broad says England's bowling in the latter stages of the West Indies innings cost them victory in Antigua.
Ukraine's acting president accuses Russia of deploying troops to Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into "armed conflict".
Michael Lumb scores a ton on his one-day international debut but England lose their opening game against West Indies.
A man who fled to Spain to avoid being sentenced for an attack has been abducted by three men posing as police officers, Merseyside Police believe.
A PhD student is found guilty of helping three drug dealers after they had shot dead a rival in Southampton.
Chris Mason on a maturing UKIP, but its instincts stay the same
Army bomb disposal officers carry out a controlled explosion and recover a pipe bomb during a security alert on the outskirts of Londonderry.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a mix of drugs including heroin, cocaine and amphetamine, a post-mortem reveals.
Kevin Sinfield racks up a 16-point haul as Leeds Rhinos ease to victory against Catalan Dragons in Perpignan.
CCTV footage has emerged of the moment armed men seized the Crimea parliament building in Simferopol, Ukraine.
The new rules for potential UKIP candidates
Triple killer Joanne Dennehy is handed a whole-life sentence by a judge, who said she was "cruel, calculating and manipulative".
A 78-year-old Mississippi man has been found literally alive and kicking in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead, a coroner says.
Prolific Plymouth paedophile William Goad may have escaped justice for 20 years after being "tipped off" by a corrupt police officer, a report reveals.
A driver has died after a crash involving a car and and pick up vehicle on the A82 between Spean Bridge and Fort William in Lochaber.
Last year's badger culls, aimed at preventing the spread of TB in cattle, were 'ineffective and inhumane' according to an independent scientific report.
Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych pledges a fightback in his first public appearance since being ousted, amid tensions in Crimea.
West Indies legends Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose and Andy Roberts are knighted during an ODI with England.