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Torres joins Milan on two-year loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.
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Swimming champ meets 'biggest' fan

A five-year-old boy who wrote a fan letter to Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch gets to race his hero in the pool - and beats him.
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Poland blocks Russian minister's jet

Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia.
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River Kwai film bridge to be rebuilt

Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.
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Ukraine 'slipping out of control'

The Ukraine crisis is "slipping out of control", Germany's foreign minister warns as EU leaders prepare to discuss new sanctions against Russia.
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UK's terror threat level raised

The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
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VIDEO: The Analyst: The art of death bowling

Analyst Simon Hughes explains the art of 'death' bowling in one day international cricket and how England must master the skill.
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VIDEO: Why has the terror level changed?

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner assesses the terror threat to the UK and why it has been changed to severe.
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US steps up sanctions over Iran

The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.

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