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Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.
Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the third round of the Australian Open with straight-sets wins.
Welsh ministers are planning to end the right of social housing tenants to buy their home, BBC Wales is told.
An alleged murder was among the 12 deaths in Wales' prisons last year, new figures show.
The new owners of the former Quinn Glass factory in Derrylin, County Fermanagh, have told management and unions they are committed to the long-term future of the plant.
The Coronation Street actor William Roache has paid an emotional tribute to his on screen partner Anne Kirkbride at Wednesday's National Television Awards.
Senior officials from 21 countries gather in London to discuss global efforts to tackle the militant group Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
A seagull, knocked out by a cricket ball, made a miraculous recovery and returned to 'avenge' players in the Big Bash Twenty20 cricket match in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.
The UN human rights chief calls on Myanmar to condemn a Buddhist nationalist monk for calling a UN special envoy a "bitch" and a "whore".
Chile announces a fresh investigation into the death of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, as suspicions persist that he was poisoned.
'I lost all my limbs but it has been the most brilliant year ever'
Egypt seeks to build confidence with second Suez Canal
10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career
Steam-powered car inventor took hot air out of Parliament
Microsoft has unveiled 'HoloLens' - a standalone wireless helmet which creates holographic illusions in the wearer's field of view.
The Sun publishes a picture of a topless woman on Page Three, taking a swipe at media outlets that said the long-running feature had been dropped.
The families of 36 people who died in a New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai will receive compensation, local authorities say.
Members of the UK armed forces are twice as likely to develop anxiety or depression than those in the general working population, a study suggests.
The number of suicides in prisons in England and Wales has risen to its highest level for seven years, new figures show.