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Doctors should snoop on their colleagues to ensure they are not prescribing too many antibiotics, the NHS in England suggests.
A council that took a child from a father after raising concerns about his one-time links to the English Defence League is heavily criticised by a leading judge.
At least 1,500 houses were damaged as deadly storms hit the northern Argentine province of Cordoba, authorities say.
Xabi Alonso is sent off as Bayern Munich draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League last-16 meeting in Ukraine.
President Barack Obama has hit back at a ruling in Texas that brought to a halt his radical immigration plan.
The Haitian government has cancelled the last day of this year's Mardi Gras carnival after revellers on a float were electrocuted.
Chelsea withstand waves of Paris St-Germain attacks to claim a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Russian President Vladimir Putin urges Ukraine to allow its troops to lay down their weapons to rebels in the strategic town of Debaltseve.
The BBC's Lucy Manning speaks to those close to Denmark shooting victims Dan Uzan and Finn Noergaard.
Recalling US journalist Daniel Pearl's kidnap and murder
An ancient Indonesian remedy's struggle with modernity
Record-breaking conditions continue in parts of the US and it seems it's even too cold for murder in New York City. Jay Wynne reports.
Two days after a ceasefire was meant to begin in eastern Ukraine, it seems neither government forces nor Russian-backed rebels are honouring the truce.
The Church of England urges politicians to deliver a "fresh moral vision" to tackle an "almost-moribund" political culture, in an unprecedented pre-election message.
Haiti declares three national days of mourning after a power line fell on to a carnival float in the capital, Port au Prince.
Greece is set to request a six-month extension of its loan agreement on Wednesday, according to media reports.
Anthony Bosch, the former owner of a Florida clinic at the centre of baseball's most recent steroid scandal, is jailed for four years.
Fierce fighting is reported inside the contested Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, less than a week after a ceasefire deal was agreed.
A judge in Texas has temporarily halted a plan by US President Barack Obama to give a reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented people.
Police fear that a toddler kidnapped from his home in Tanzania will be killed and sold to witchdoctors, who use albino body parts for rituals.