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China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
Charges would have been brought against Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns if he had lived, the Met Police says.
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
Tuesday saw a significant moment in IAG's mega-bid to take over Aer Lingus; now it gets political.
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.
David Cameron says a deal could be done for TV debates to go ahead if Northern Ireland's parties are represented on the panel.
Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is "willing" to accept a €1.36bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG if the interests of "relevant parties" are satisfied.
New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow.
The Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced she plans to disband the country's intelligence agency.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
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.
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.
Holocaust-era violins repaired to make music once more