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David Cameron is to attempt to persuade Conservative MPs to back a package of reforms he hopes will keep Britain in the European Union.
The BBC has evidence that Israel is sending unwanted African migrants to other countries under secretive deals which may be in breach of international law.
Katy Watson reports on the challenges facing women in El Salvador trying to avoid pregnancy because of the Zika virus.
A woman from Guangzhou is dubbed the "world's luckiest passenger" after being the only person on her flight home, despite the New Year rush.
The internet company Yahoo is cutting its workforce by about 15% in an attempt to improve its profitability.
Against a growing physical threat, Marseille's Jews choose discretion
Prosecutors in Brazil recommend that soccer star Neymar be charged over four counts of fraud in relation to a tax case before his move to Barcelona.
Displaced Syrians face shifting frontlines and economic hardship
Remembering the golden days of Kathakali
How Israel gives migrants $3,500 and turns them away
Tourist industry jitters over Zika virus
My search for the man with Gaddafi's priceless pistol
Astronomers capture images of two vast, bright jets of material, fired into space in opposite directions by a distant black hole.
Aerial footage captures the scale of the crowds at China's Guangzhou train station, where tens of thousands of people were delayed by heavy snow.
Republicans and Democrats vying to stand in the US presidential election arrive in New Hampshire after Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton win in Iowa.
Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a spacewalk to install science experiments and hardware on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS).
A former prosecutor in the US state of Pennsylvania has says his decision not to charge actor Bill Cosby with sex crimes in 2005 is "binding".
Pedro Sanchez of the Spanish Socialists becomes the latest party leader to be asked to try to form a government, after December's inconclusive polls.
The EU unveils a draft deal on UK Prime Minister David Cameron's demands - potentially paving the way for a UK referendum in June.