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At least 50 government soldiers and rebels have died in a battle for control of a strategic mountain village in north-west Syria, activists say.
Home Secretary Theresa May appears to rule out extending the scope of a child sexual abuse inquiry to cover Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The Duchess of Cambridge is making one of her final public appearances before she gives birth to her second child.
A 26-year-old woman is accused of assaulting young children at a private school in Aberdeen.
More than 200 traditional healers and witchdoctors are arrested in Tanzania in a crackdown on the murder of albinos for their body parts.
A man who supplied "Superman" ecstasy pills linked to two deaths over Christmas in Ipswich is jailed for more than five years.
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to Syrian refugees in Lebanon about their struggle to survive, as reports to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict say civilians have been failed by the UN.
The bond between a horse and its jockey is a relationship like no other, says BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce.
Anti-police slogan adapted to back shot Ferguson officers
Belgium withdraws a design for a €2 coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, heading off a potential spat with its French neighbour, reports say.
A cement warehouse partially collapses in Bangladesh, with at least five people killed and dozens more missing, according to police.
Angry students say their university has broken its own complaints handling rules in its response to a row over an "unfair" economics exam.
In his first BBC Sport column of the season, Lewis Hamilton talks about contract rumour "rubbish", surprises and fan videos.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.
A new four-person panel has been named in the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales.
Plans for a new Europol unit to deal with jihadist content online are being presented to European ministers on Thursday.
Head coach Vern Cotter has made five changes to his Scotland starting line-up for Saturday's match against England.
Pop star Madonna calls Radio 1 "discriminatory and unfair" after it failed to playlist her latest single, Living For Love.
At least eight people are killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants on a fortified government compound in the town of Baidoa, southern Somalia.