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A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.
Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
Gunmen possibly linked to the Islamic State militant group attack a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials say.
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu will miss Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Congo.
Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step up campaigning 100 days from the general election.
New York City and other areas in the north-east US shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow.
Easyjet expects first half losses to shrink, helped by growing capacity and a record number of business passengers.
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.
Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is "willing" to accept a €1.36bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG if the interests of "relevant parties" are satisfied.
Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned.
Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.
President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.