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British Muslims are urged to react with restraint to the publication by Charlie Hebdo magazine of a new cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Rebel LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, wanted for war crimes, has been handed over to Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic, the US says.
Hull's Truck theatre is given an emergency grant of £250,000 by Arts Council England as it attempts to get out of financial trouble.
The EU has approved new rules on GM crops, designed to break the stalemate between pro- and anti-GM nations. What are the implications?
The New Zealand navy is engaged in a stand-off with two boats thought to be illegally fishing for toothfish in the Southern Ocean.
Three-time finalist Andy Murray is seeded sixth for the Australian Open, with Novak Djokovic top of the draw.
Hong Kong's embattled Chief Executive CY Leung has used his annual address to the legislative council to insist that the democratic reforms on offer are the best the territory can hope for.
India's Supreme Court allows Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre who is accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to extend his stay in Italy by three more months on health grounds.
First treatment centre specialising in care for pregnant women opens
Scores of bodies are recovered in the river Ganges in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, prompting the authorities to order a probe.
Two men have slowly been making their way up 900m of granite as they climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan, a rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park.
Japan's cabinet approves a record 4.98 trillion yen (£28bn, $42bn) budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China.
The US secretary of state is to meet his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's nuclear programme.
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo publishes a new edition, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover, a week after the deadly attacks.
Commuters are being warned of potential disruption as snow is forecast to fall across many parts of the UK, with gales also set to sweep in.
Workplace skills such as communication and team work need much greater recognition, says a campaign by employers.
Poor diabetes care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, a charity warns.
Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass for a million worshippers in Colombo, on the second day of his visit to Sri Lanka.
Australia is urged to compensate the victims of domestic terror attacks as it does those harmed abroad, after the Sydney cafe siege last month.
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