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CCTV images have emerged that show a man suspected of involvement in the Paris terror attacks visiting a French petrol station.
Bowie's love affair with the land of the rising sun
Microsoft is ending security updates for older versions of Internet Explorer, leading experts to warn of a spate of attacks.
Regulations being imposed in Lebanon effectively bar many Syrian refugees from renewing their residency permits, Human Rights Watch says.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress-model Jerry Hall announce their engagement in the UK's Times newspaper.
Germany announces plans to make it easier to throw out foreign criminals after the New Year's Eve attacks on women in Cologne.
Oil prices recover from deep losses, with some Opec producing nations calling for an emergency meeting of their group.
A US-led coalition air strike destroys a bank used by the Islamic State group in the Iraqi city of Mosul, officials say.
The BBC has been shown around the house Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was hiding in before his recapture, which included a tunnel behind a wardrobe.
At least 45 whales have died in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after more than 100 of the animals were stranded on the shore at Tuticorin.
A police forensics unit has claimed that it can decrypt messages on locked-down Blackberry handsets.
An organist in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery stunned crowds with his tribute to David Bowie.
A court in Kuwait sentences two men to death after finding them guilty of spying for Iran and plotting attacks in the emirate.
Jupert? J-Rup? R-Hall? Rupy? The possibilities are endless
Giant icebergs could be responsible for the processes that absorb up to 20% of the carbon in the Southern Ocean's carbon cycle, a study suggests.
Some 400 people in the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya must be urgently evacuated for medical treatment, the UN humanitarian chief warns.
Some 400 people in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya need to be urgently evacuated for medical treatment, says UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien.
US researchers say they have developed a technique that can significantly improve the efficiency of the traditional incandescent lightbulb.