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Taylor Swift has backed a police officer whose version of her song Shake It Off has become a YouTube hit.
Severe icy weather conditions have led to several road accidents in north eastern US over the weekend
American Lindsey Vonn breaks the record for the most World Cup wins in women's downhill skiing with her 63rd career victory.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards confirm that a general was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in the Syrian Golan Heights.
Wealth amassed by the richest 1% will soon overtake the amount owned by everyone else in the world, says charity group Oxfam.
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The crash of AirAsia QZ8501 three weeks ago was not likely due to terrorism, say Indonesian investigators analysing the cockpit voice recorder.
Coronation Street have dropped an actress who duped producers about her real age to win a part as a 14-year-old.
Boko Haram's threat to region grows after Cameroon kidnappings
Kenyan police fire tear gas at pupils of a Nairobi government school protesting about the sale of their playground to a private developer.
The first major UK exhibition on the fashion of Yves Saint Laurent is to be staged at the Bowes Museum in County Durham later this year.
Gunmen shoot dead a policeman escorting a polio vaccination team in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
Petra Kvitova talks about life on the road with Team Petra in the Wimbledon champion's first BBC Sport column.
An Argentine federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of a cover-up has been found dead at his home in Buenos Aires.
Saudi Arabia can cope with low oil prices for "at least eight years", Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister's former senior adviser has told the BBC.
Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the formation of a new government which is to be sworn in on Monday.
Three Britons will be involved on day two of the Australian Open as they attempt to join Andy Murray in round two.
Legendary Indian cartoonist RK Laxman, 94, is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering multiple-organ failure, doctors say.
The former Korean Airlines executive, Cho Hyun-ah, has appeared in court in Seoul accused of violating aviation safety laws and endangering passengers.
Liverpool pull out of Origi deal, Tony Pulis bids for Callum McManaman, De Gea and £40m for Bale, plus more.