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Tomas Berdych ends a 17-match losing streak against Rafael Nadal as he beats the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow.
Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.
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.
Australian media express scorn and bewilderment over PM Tony Abbott's decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Maria Sharapova beats seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final.
South Korea's first Olympic swimming gold medallist Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test, with his management blaming a chiropractic injection.
There is no clear evidence to show that "academies raise standards overall", says a report from the Education Select Committee into England's school system.
Leading firms will offer school-leavers more opportunities as the graduate jobs market picks up, a survey suggests.
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.
US President Barack Obama is due to hold a town hall-style meeting with young Indians in Delhi on the final day of his relationship-boosting visit.
The recent attacks in Paris underline the continuing relevance of the symbolism of Auschwitz, says Caroline Wyatt.
Tens of thousands take part in marches in Mexico City to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago.
Non-emergency vehicles have been banned on New York City's 6,000 miles of roads after 23:00 local time ahead of what'ex expected to be a serious snowstorm.
Why lip-syncing app Dubsmash went viral
An under-fire prison in north-east England has seen a deterioration in safety, a report by inspectors says.
The people who choose to work in giant tunnels
A man is jailed, along with his friend, for injuring his own grandfather in order to steal £4,000 from a safe to spend at a strip club.