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Chinese miners trapped underground for 36 days filmed emotional messages on a mobile phone before being brought to the surface by rescuers.
Germany's Angelique Kerber beats world number one Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open.
Another 16 people have starved to death in Madaya since UN aid convoys reached the town earlier this month, Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
Residents and mining companies in the north-west coastal region of Western Australia prepare for the approach of a powerful storm.
Games hosted by Inverness, Raith Rovers and Cowdenbeath are postponed, with five other pitch inspections planned.
David Bowie left an estate valued at about $100m, according to his will, and also requested that his ashes be scattered in Bali.
The International Olympic Committee has assured national sports teams ahead of this years Rio de Janeiro Olympics that the city will be safe despite the current Zika outbreak in Brazil.
A "very large" avalanche in western Canada leaves at least five people on snowmobiles dead, authorities say.
Known for enormous images of deserts, geographic features and mass animal migrations, aerial photographer George Steinmetz has turned his lens on New York.
A video has emerged of a five-year-old whose image went viral after he was photographed wearing a homemade Lionel Messi shirt.
Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram after the sites announced rule changes.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
Bernie Sanders - the veteran socialist challenging Hillary Clinton for the White House - reminds many of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but does the comparison hold water?
Some say that this hashtag campaign may become a new civil rights movement.
The lie about enforced polygamy goes international
About $4bn (£2.8bn) may have been stolen from 1MBD investment fund owned by the Malaysian state, a Swiss prosecutor says.
Underground footage has emerged of four Chinese miners, taken just days before they were rescued in eastern Shandong province.
Why the state of Iowa is like the luge
BBC South America correspondent Wyre Davies reports on Brazil's race to find a Zika vaccine.
Why does Sweden have more teenage boys than girls?