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The Ukrainian military accuses Russia of attacking its forces with regular troops as fighting in eastern Ukraine spreads towards the Russian border.
Raheem Sterling cancels out Eden Hazard's penalty to leave Liverpool's League Cup semi-final with Chelsea finely poised.
Shia Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital Sanaa shell the president's home in an attack condemned by the UN Security Council.
How to succeed in the East
A Mali-born man lauded as a hero for helping people during the recent attacks in Paris is granted French citizenship at a ceremony.
Activists use "Je Suis" slogans to highlight their causes
Shares in internet TV streaming service Netflix jump over 12% in after-hours trading after the company reports better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings.
The Muslim shop assistant, who hid Jewish shoppers in a freezer during the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, has been granted French nationality.
A folk rock musician goes on trial accused of sex offences against an 11-year-old girl.
Ivory Coast fight back to draw with Guinea, despite having Gervinho sent off in their Africa Cup of Nations opener.
Chief executives are less optimistic about the economy this year than last, a survey unveiled at the World Economic Forum by PwC suggests.
An X-ray scanning technique allows physicists to read letters from a fragile, burnt scroll dug from beneath Mount Vesuvius - without unrolling it.
Australian Robert Allenby pulls out of the Humana Challenge event after apparently being kidnapped and assaulted in Hawaii.
Police in southern France detain five Chechens on suspicion of possessing explosives, with security still high following the Paris attacks.
At least four people are killed in protests in DR Congo over claims that President Joseph Kabila is seeking to extend his rule by delaying next year's elections.
A nurse murdered three patients and poisoned 18 others by contaminating saline with insulin "completely at random", a court hears.
Dozens of people are killed in a suspected Syrian government air strike on a village held by Islamic State in eastern Syria, activists say.
Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter are poised to be included in the England training squad for the Six Nations opener against Wales.
Pope Francis in his own words
The Kenyan government has apologised after tear gas was fired at children who were protesting over the sale of their playground to a private developer.