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At least 40 people, including soldiers and civilians, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks end without progress.
Equatorial Guinea beat Tunisia in controversial circumstances to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.
Chelsea maintain a five-point gap over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after a stalemate at Stamford Bridge.
The annual Carnival of Venice is under way
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
DR Congo forward Yannick Bolasie believes his side can become unbeatable after their 4-2 win over Congo in their Afcon quarter-final.
Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.
Nasa has launched an Earth-observing satellite, which will measure the amount of moisture in soil.
DR Congo fight back from two goals down to beat neighbours Congo and reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Real Madrid stretch their lead at the top of La Liga as they come from behind to beat David Moyes' Real Sociedad.
At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scores on his comeback after injury as the Reds overcome West Ham United at Anfield.
Manchester United easily beat bottom side Leicester to move up to third place in the Premier League table.
Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
Police in the Netherlands say a man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations.
Well-wishers donate more than £120,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.