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Frustrated Nepalese smash chairs in protest
China's investment in Latin America under the spotlight
The drive to innovate rather than imitate
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
Back to school for South Sudan's once-feared child soldiers
While New Yorkers are asking why the city shut down for a few inches of snow, city officials say they're happy they were safe and not sorry.
Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
At least two people are killed after UN forces try to end the siege of their base in the northern Malian city of Gao, government and hospital sources says.
Auschwitz survivors have been speaking at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary since the liberation of the Nazi death camp.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
A night spent in the eye of the snowstorm
Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January.
Spinner Sunil Narine withdraws from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup after remodelling his bowling action.
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.
Wired magazine apologises to subscribers after becoming "overwhelmed" by demand for a fitness tracker gift offer that went viral on the internet.
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his family's lawyer claims.