Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.
Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.
Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
NASA has launched an Earth-observing satellite, which will measure the amount of moisture in soil.
DR Congo fight back from two goals down to beat neighbours Congo and reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Real Madrid stretch their lead at the top of La Liga as they come from behind to beat David Moyes' Real Sociedad.
At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.
Manchester United easily beat bottom side Leicester to move up to third place in the Premier League table.
Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their crossing of the Pacific with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
Police in the Netherlands say a man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations.
At least 40 people, including soldiers and civiliains, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks begin in the capital of Belarus.
A blaze rages for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's largest public libraries, destroying parts of the building.
Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
Lance Armstrong should get back his seven Tour de France titles, according to former rider Scott Mercier.
A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.
Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.
German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.
Firefighters in Los Angeles have carried out a dramatic rescue of a dog trapped in a river.
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.
New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War
Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks, affecting more than 3,000 families
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Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.
New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.
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A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
Australian writer's mean obituary sparks online fightback
Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
Islamic State forges links with militants across Muslim world
Suge Knight, the man behind the Death Row Records label, has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck.
Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
Police in Ivory Coast have set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual child killings.
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
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The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.
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Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.
Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland.
Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.