Two young Italian aid workers who were taken hostage in Syria more than five months ago have been freed, Italy confirms.
The mystery of the highest bird migration - the flight of bar-headed geese over the Himalayas - has finally been solved by scientists.
Eddie Redmayne told the BBC's Ben Brown it was "extraordinary" he would be attending this year's Oscars following his nomination for best actor.
Two people have been killed in an anti-terrorism operation in the Belgian town of Verviers, officials say.
The head of a special NHS fund for cancer medicines in England has said there will need to be further cuts to the treatments it funds.
BBC News explains the history and shifting focus of the World Economic Forum in Davos - in 90 seconds.
Pope Francis defends freedom of expression after the Paris attacks but says it has to have limits, as the funerals of four victims are held.
Google ends sales of its Glass eyewear saying it wants to concentrate on developing future versions of the wearable device.
Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso wants to be considered for the Hamilton Accies manager's job.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hints at another campaign, leaving some conservatives scratching their heads.
A preacher who was found guilty of indecently assaulting two girls aged between nine and 16 is sentenced to four and half years in prison.
A European arrest warrant is issued for a 30-year-old man by detectives investigating the murder of PC Neil Doyle.
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Two men are jailed for a "savage" assault during which a 32-year-old man lost his left eye.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirms talks have been held about ending striker Divock Origi's loan spell at Lille early.
Making a point about freedom of expression, Pope Francis tells journalists on the papal plane that his assistant could expect a punch if he ''cursed his mother''.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is saddened by Paul Jewell's departure from his backroom team but says there is no ill-feeling.
The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her first engagement of the year.
The BBC's Dave Lee takes a look at Project Ara, a Google concept smartphone that is made up of little interchangeable components.
Britain's Jordanne Whiley loses in the women's singles at the Sydney International Open but reaches the doubles final.