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North Korea has fired a long-range rocket in defiance of international warnings, South Korea's military reports.
A former head of the French Foreign Legion is arrested with about 20 other protesters at a banned anti-Islam rally in the port of Calais.
A Scottish-based campaign to keep the UK in the EU names Prof Mona Siddiqui as the chairwoman of its advisory group.
Mark Rego, a cancer survivor, spends his time bringing smiles to the faces of destitute children in India.
Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.
A total of 132 people remain trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in the Taiwanese city of Tainan after Saturday's earthquake, officials say.
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.
Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for the White House are set for the latest TV debate in New Hampshire, ahead of a key primary there.
Leicester have gone from rank outsiders to title favourites after beating Manchester City - can they cope with the expectation?
England head coach Eddie Jones says he fully expected his side to beat Scotland in their Six Nations opener.
The Calcutta Cup was supposed to be a new chapter for both England and Scotland, but chief sports writer Tom Fordyce saw a familiar tale unfold.
An outspoken British member of a Roman Catholic commission on sexual abuse refuses to quit, denouncing his treatment by the Vatican as "outrageous".
After Jose Mourinho's representatives hold talks with Manchester United, Phil McNulty looks into whether he is the right man for the job.
Scotland's wait to regain the Calcutta Cup goes on after England open the Eddie Jones era with victory at Murrayfield.
Charities say new rules on how they spend government grants are tantamount to making them take a vow of silence by preventing them from lobbying ministers.
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.
Councils should be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says.
A householder suffers "life-changing injuries" when he is shot by intruders through a locked bedroom door.