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Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.
Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.
A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
At least two people are killed after UN forces try to end the siege of their base in the northern Malian city of Gao, government and hospital sources says.
Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
Sean Abbott is named Australia's young cricketer of the year two months after his delivery led to the death of Phillip Hughes.
Police in Kosovo use tear gas and water cannon against thousands of ethnic Albanians protesting in Pristina against a Serb minister.
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his family's lawyer claims.
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total
Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
Andre Ayew scores late on to take Ghana into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while South Africa go out.
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency said.
The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.
There has been heavy snowfall across the north-east of America but the predicted chaos in some areas has not been as bad as expected as Laura Trevelyan reports
Safa Al Ahmed managed to gain exclusive access for BBC Arabic to one of Yemen's Houthi fighting groups.
Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
Survivors have returned to Auschwitz to remember those lost and to be reunited with fellow captives, 70 years after the camp was liberated.
Dramatic footage has been released of the moment a pilot, whose plane was running out of fuel, survived ditching in the ocean off Hawaii on Sunday.
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
Back to school for South Sudan's once-feared child soldiers
New anti-Semitism in Europe poses legal challenge
Germans see little point in more concessions to Greece
Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues
Greek hopes and fears for the future after the elections
A night spent in the eye of the snowstorm