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The start of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw is due to begin shortly in Costa do Sauipe, northeast Brazil, after minor delays at the ceremony.
President Barack Obama will go to South Africa next week to take part in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the White House has announced.
"President Obama and the First Lady will go to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and to participate in memorial events", White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
Sir Paul McCartney has said Nelson Mandela "was one of the great men of all time" and he wished they had met.
Sir Paul said: "I particularly admired his lack of bitterness towards his jailers, which I think set the tone for South Africa's transition to democracy.
"I never actually got to meet him although I wished I could have done and, in fact, I would say he is the greatest man I never met ".
A man has admitted the double murder of his ex-partner and her baby son after strangling them both in their beds.
Wesley Williams appeared at Birmingham Crown Court where he admitted killing 25-year-old university graduate Yvonne Walsh and seven-month-old Harrison Walsh at their home in Billesley.
West Midlands Police said they were unable to determine which of the two Williams had been killed first.
Ms Walsh, from whom Williams had split two days before she was last seen alive, was found by officers in her bed and her baby son in his cot with the curtains drawn, detectives said.
Police described the murders as "shocking and senseless".
Following today's brief court hearing, the 28-year-old was remanded in custody for sentencing next week.
Judge William Davis QC told Williams he would be jailed for life and warned him to expect "a very substantial term" in prison.
Devastated residents watched their cliff-top homes disappear into the sea as last night's tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain.
In Hemsby, Norfolk, five bungalows fell into the water as the high tide eroded the cliff below.
Former warehouse man Steven Connolly, 54, and his wife Jackie, 64, managed to rescue their three-month-old kittens Tom and Jerry before their home of seven years was destroyed.
Only the patio doors and a rear window were left standing as the home was torn in two.
Dozens of residents formed a human chain to help salvage the possessions of those affected.
Roy Hodgson is among 32 international football coaches in Salvador, northeast Brazil, eagerly awaiting the outcome of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw.
Crowds gathered outside Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg, have celebrated his life with music and dancing.
The FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw ceremony has kicked off with a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Conservative MPs have been accused of making sexist gestures to female opponents while they speak in the House of Commons.
Labour MP Sarah Champion said some Tories were responsible for "utterly appalling" attempts to degrade women during debates.
She claimed it was an "insidious" part of the culture in Westminster which was overlooked.
The Rotherham MP told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Some Tories are very good at gesticulating about females' assets."
Asked by presenter Rony Robinson whether she was referring to hand gestures and remarks about her "bum and breasts" she said: "Yes ... I think it is utterly appalling, it's deliberately trying to degrade people, it's sexist and people ought to be pulled for it."
She said it was "awful" and "really bad" but was unaware if Labour MPs did the same to female Tory MPs.She said: "I don't know because I'm on the bench looking forward, but the Tories definitely do it to Labour women."
A teenager from Bilborough, Nottingham has received a full refund after paying £450 for a photo of an Xbox One.
Peter Clatworthy thought he had bought a new console on the online store, eBay, but it turned out he had been conned.
The 19-year-old wanted to buy the Xbox One for his son.