Great white shark 'Lydia' on course for Ireland
Pet cat traps US couple in house
Police in Portland, Oregon, had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
Crufts Live: Video and pics world's greatest dog show
A poodle named Ricky has landed the world's most prestigious dog show prize after being judged this year's Best-in-Show at Crufts.
Rio Carnival: Millions enjoy world's biggest party
Streets across Brazil have been swamped with carnival revellers, with the largest parties attracting more than one million merrymakers.
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Bayern boss 'won't contest figure' new
The defence team for Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness will not contest an investigator's conclusion that he evaded millions more in taxes than previously admitted.
Assad visits displaced Syrians new
In a rare public appearance, Syrian president Bashar Assad has visited displaced citizens in a Damascus suburb and vowed to keep up the fight against gunmen he blamed for driving people from their homes.
PM urges travel ban for Russian MPs new
Russian MPs who have been calling for Crimea to be transferred to the Russian Federation should be included in any sanctions imposed by the EU over the crisis in Ukraine, David Cameron has said.
Martinez urges Everton to wise up new
Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists his players are not "too nice" - but has stressed they need to wise up to opponents "trying to take advantage" with certain tactics.
Johnson keeping his options open new
Scotland head coach Scott Johnson has named a 13-man squad of backs from which he will finalise selection for the final game of the RBS 6 Nations Championship against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
Injured Maguire making progress new
Jason Maguire has been brought out of an induced coma after he had part of his liver removed following a nasty fall at Stratford on Monday.
'Warm welcome' for Coldplay at fest new
Coldplay unveiled some brand new songs as they headlined the opening night at the iTunes Festival at SXSW.
Voice's Femi almost gave up on life new
The Voice contestant Femi Santiago has revealed he almost committed suicide at his lowest point as a homeless teenager.
Allen signs up for Radio 2 slot new
Lily Allen, who this week agreed her latest releases were "pop rubbish", has been signed up as a Radio 2 DJ.