BBC World Service
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Two British citizens and a Somali man are jailed in Ethiopia for trying to establish an Islamic state, a radio affiliated to the government reports.
Michael Keaton rounds off a successful awards day by falling off the stage at the Critics' Choice Awards after collecting a clutch of trophies.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks.
Shares in Japan reach a two-and-a-half month low, as the yen gains against the dollar.
Former heavyweight world champion Muhammad Ali is said to be in a stable condition after being readmitted to hospital.
Pop star Sam Smith gets five nominations at the 2015 Brit awards, closely followed by Ed Sheeran and George Ezra, who have four each.
The US state of Oklahoma executes the first death row inmate since a botched lethal injection last year drew intense criticism.
The UK Space Agency is to provide an update on the Beagle 2 space probe, which went missing on Christmas Day in 2003 and has not been heard of since.
About 25 people are missing after a tug boat capsized while carrying out testing on the Yangtze river in Jiangsu, China, state media report.
An Australian man dressed in a Star Wars costume says that his armour saved him from a venomous snakebite.
BP faces a fine of up to $13.7bn (£9bn) after a US judge ruled that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than initially feared.
Belgium is on its second-highest alert - a day after two suspected jihadists were killed in a major anti-terror raid in the east of the country.
India's censor board chief resigns after reports that a controversial film rejected by her panel is cleared by an appeals body.
China confirms it is investigating a powerful intelligence chief, Ma Jian, for corruption, as President Xi Jinping's crackdown continues.
Cyber attacks are one of the "biggest modern threats" we face, David Cameron tells the BBC's Nick Robinson.
Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years
Pope Francis has started his official visit to the Philippines with a rousing welcoming ceremony in the capital, Manila.
At least £1bn more than expected was spent on overseas aid in two months to meet the UK's spending target, a watchdog's report says.
Two young Italian aid workers who had been taken hostage in northern Syria last year arrive safely home following their release.
The United States government has announced that new measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba will come into effect on Friday.