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Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor athletics season with an Achilles injury.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought.
Oil and gas firm BG Group, whose takeover by Royal Dutch Shell is almost complete, reports a rise in its in final full-year earnings.
ArcelorMittal slumps to an annual loss of almost $8bn (£5.4bn) as the world's biggest steelmaker is hit by plunging commodity prices.
A Swedish study suggests that changes in the gut flora of brown bears help them to cope with the weird metabolic demands of hibernation.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton fight over where the heart and head of the Democratic Party should be in their only one-on-one debate so far.
The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, reports a 4.7% year-on-year rise in net income for the December quarter, due in part to stronger sales in the US.
Thai authorities launch a pre-Valentine's Day campaign urging teenagers not to be ashamed to buy and carry condoms.
Plans have been put forward to cap a huge gas leak near Los Angeles by the end of next week, a Californian official says.
Growth in South East Asia's largest economy, Indonesia, has come in at 4.76% for 2015 - the fifth consecutive yearly decline.
The global honeybee trade is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, according to a study.
David Cameron is travelling to Poland and Denmark as he tries to win support for his package of reforms aimed at keeping Britain in the EU.
A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti is expected to fetch up to 32m euros ($34m) at auction in Paris.
A promise by Thailand's military rulers to rid the country of corrupt practices nets some unusual suspects - a group of elderly foreign card players.
Long-standing divisions between Iraq's religious and ethnic communities are undermining the battle against self-styled Islamic State, says Jim Muir.
The surprise resignation of Ukraine's economy minister is a blunt reminder that the country very much remains just a few steps away from chaos and instability.
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