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One of the US's most senior public health officials reveals the "strongest evidence to date" of the effect on babies of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Republican Chris Christie drops out of the US presidential race after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire.
The Urdu novelist Fatima Surayya Bajia, who won acclaim for her writing at home and abroad. has died in Karachi at the age of 85.
One of Rio de Janeiro's oldest samba schools, Mangeira, wins this year's carnival.
Shares of Twitter fall in after-hours trading as the companies earnings announcement shows growth faltering.
The world's longest-surviving heart transplant patient dies, 33 years after his life-saving operation.
At least 56 people are killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
Liverpool's owners scrap their controversial £77 ticket and apologise for the "distress caused" by last week's pricing announcement.
Food and drink giant Nestle ends its sponsorship of the IAAF, as it fears the doping scandal engulfing the world athletics governing body could damage its reputation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara mistreated household staff, an Israeli court rules, in a case brought by a former caretaker.
Have five elderly, conservative Americans stalled the Paris climate deal?
England can repeat their success of 2010 and win the World Twenty20, says Test captain Alastair Cook.
The billionaire has shown in New Hampshire that he can turn publicity, controversy, even notoriety, into a winning margin of votes - indeed, a large winning margin.
Farc rebels announce at peace talks in Havana that they will stop recruiting minors, a move they say is another step on the road to peace.
European Council president Donald Tusk clears his diary to focus on a tour of the EU to bolster the "fragile" deal over the UK's EU membership.
A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in India's West Bengal state, sending residents fleeing in panic.
A grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini loses his appeal against a ban from standing for election this month to a key clerical body in Iran.
Republican Donald Trump says he would easily beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a presidential contest for the White House after a convincing win in New Hampshire.
Harry Potter fans will be able to get their hands on the script for a new stage play when it is published later this year.
The US government's tax collection agency says attackers fooled its computers into generating more than 100,000 tax return Pin codes.