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Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole to Manchester United: Roma defender linked with move to Old Trafford

Former Chelsea defender reportedly unhappy in Italy

Mario Balotelli is congratulated after scoring the equaliser as Liverpool fought back to beat Swansea 2-1 in the Capital One Cup

Finally! Mario Balotelli expresses relief on Twitter after goal for Liverpool

The striker came off the bench to equalised against Swansea before Dejan Lovren scored the winner

The QPR keeper doesn't believe the Hammers can fill out the 54,000-capacity stadium

QPR vs Aston Villa team news: Sandro fit as Rob Green returns from illness

Philippe Senderos fails to recover from thigh injury for visitors

Alexis Sanchez compared to Thierry Henry and Luis Suarez, whilst Arsenal team-mate Danny Welbeck also talks him up

The Chilean scored twice against Sunderland at the weekend

Luis Suarez in the build-up to the match

Video: Luis Suarez claims assist just FOUR minutes into Barcelona debut against Real Madrid

Uruguayan makes a quick impact at the Bernabeu

Garay at the World Cup

Manchester United transfer news: Ezequiel Garay linked with Old Trafford move

Argentinian influx under Louis van Gaal could continue

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers with Mario Balotelli at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground this week

Liverpool vs Hull City team news: Mario Balotelli starts despite recent criticism

A look at the teams lining up for this Premier League match

Michael Carrick could be rushed back from injury

Michael Carrick makes return to action for Manchester United in Under-21 match

Midfielder could play a part against Chelsea on Sunday

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Compare the Barcelona and Real Madrid players in El Clasico

Find out which is the better in the meetings between Spain's biggest sides

Real Madrid went easy on Liverpool with El Clasico in mind, admits Luka Modric

The score remained at 3-0 despite all the goals coming in the first half

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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines