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The eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada is bracing for a massive storm, with winds of up to 80 mph (130km/h) expected to bring up to 3ft (1m) of snow.
The standards of primary schools inspected in Wales declined in 2014 compared to previous years, according to education watchdog Estyn.
Nigel Edwards, chief executive of health research body, Nuffield Trust, looks at the challenges facing the NHS in Wales - and comparisons with England.
The Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced she plans to disband the country's intelligence agency.
Arsenal need an 89th-minute winner from Alan Sunderland to beat Manchester United 3-2 in the 1979 FA Cup final.
The planned takeover of Aer Lingus is to be discussed by the Irish government at a cabinet meeting later.
A major review into how Northern Ireland's health service is being run is due to be published later.
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.
Tomas Berdych ends a 17-match losing streak against Rafael Nadal as he beats the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow.
Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.
Dramatic footage has been released of the moment a pilot, whose plane was running out of fuel, survived ditching in the ocean off Hawaii on Sunday.
Australian media express scorn and bewilderment over PM Tony Abbott's decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Maria Sharapova beats seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final.
South Korea's first Olympic swimming gold medallist Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test, with his management blaming a chiropractic injection.
There is no clear evidence to show that "academies raise standards overall", says a report from the Education Select Committee into England's school system.
Leading firms will offer school-leavers more opportunities as the graduate jobs market picks up, a survey suggests.
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.