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Scuba divers inadvertently discover the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast.
PM Tony Abbott says Indonesia owes it to Australia not to execute two of its citizens, citing the aid sent after the 2004 tsunami.
The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan increased by over 22% last year, latest UN figures say.
England captain Eoin Morgan says he "doesn't understand" his run of poor form that includes four ducks in five innings.
The US accuses Russia of violating the Minsk truce deal, while some Ukrainian troops are reportedly withdrawing from the strategic town of Debaltseve.
Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann says Manchester United's Wayne Rooney apologised for his controversial penalty.
Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce says it is to add a sports utility vehicle (SUV), or "high-bodied car", to its line-up of models.
A BBC investigation has gathered evidence of how looted antiquities are being smuggled from Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State militants.
Japanese shares hit a fresh eight-year high in thin trade due to the Lunar New Year holidays, which closed some of the region's major markets.
As cold and snowy weather continues to affect the US, part of Niagara Falls has frozen over.
The governor of the US state of Alabama apologises to India after an Indian grandfather was thrown to the ground by police and left paralysed.
Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.
Red lingerie sales are booming in Asia thanks to the Lunar New Year.
The US pays 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines over damage caused to a protected reef by a US Navy ship.
The US opens a three-day conference on countering worldwide and domestic extremism, after a spate of recent terror attacks.
Denmark's intelligence agency says it was warned that Copenhagen gunman Omar El-Hussein was at risk of radicalisation before he killed two people.
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