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Andy Murray reaches the final of the Australian Open after beating Tomas Berdych in another impressive display, but the match was marred by ill feeling

When is the Australian Open final? Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic TV details and start time

The British No 1 will battle it out with the world No 1 for the men's singles title

Gabriel Paulista could 'cost Arsenal goals', warns Arsene Wenger

Language barrier could be detrimental to the Gunners in the short term

Arsene Wenger photobombs Arsenal photo shoot - manages to look like famous 'Bigfoot' picture

The Arsenal manager appears to have 'mistakenly' ended up crashing this promo picture

Louis van Gaal wants to keep Adnan Januzaj at Manchester United

Manchester United 'not interested in players' insists Louis van Gaal as transfer deadline looms

Numerous players have been linked with a move to Old Trafford this month

Frank Lampard: Were Chelsea right to let the Manchester City midfielder go?

As the Chelsea legend returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time this weekend we compare him against the current Blues midfielders

Brooklyn Beckham poses in Arsenal training kit following rumours of signing for the Gunners

The eldest son of David Beckham is looking to follow in his father's footsteps

Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych - LIVE! Australian Open semi-final latest as Murray wins after losing first set

Follow game-by-game coverage as the British No 1 looks to book his place in the final in Melbourne

Diego Costa - is the Chelsea striker even dirtier than Luis Suarez?

The Chelsea player is quickly gaining a reputation for his short fuse - but is he the worst of a bad bunch? Take part in our poll...

Tomas Rosicky and Phil Neville

Phil Neville and his fellow Match of the Day pundits given warning by the BBC after 'smash them' comment

Former Manchester United and Everton player made a controversial remark about tackling

Mesut Ozil video / in action for Arsenal

Mesut Ozil delivers bizarre thank you message whilst perched on a garden step

Arsenal play-maker has just returned to action after a lengthy injury lay-off

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee