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More than 40 schools across counties Londonderry and Tyrone are closed as snow and ice made travel treacherous.
Heavy snow falls close a small number of schools and affect driving conditions in the Highlands.
The International Monetary Fund says Sierra Leone is to receive more than $80m (£52m) immediately to help the country overcome the Ebola outbreak.
Barclays reports a 12% rise in full-year pre-tax profits, while boss Antony Jenkins receives his first bonus as chief executive.
A recording emerges in which the Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John", denied being an extremist and said MI5 threatened him
The funeral is due to be held of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow.
A BBC Wales investigation reveals that a former rugby player continued to produce and supply anabolic steroids after being banned from the sport for trafficking.
An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.
AMs will vote on Tuesday on whether or not to ban smacking children.
The Police Ombudsman is to send a file to the director of public prosecutions this month for him to decide if two former police officers should be prosecuted for a range of crimes, including conspiracy to murder.
The Mobile World Congress is taking place in Barcelona and it features a wide array of products connected by mobile technology.
The execution of the first woman in Georgia in 70 years is postponed because the drug that was to be used appeared "cloudy", US officials say.
The BBC's Ed Thomas joins Kenyan soldiers as they try to stop poachers from killing the country's rhinos.
An IT company was awarded a 1.3m euros (£950,000) grant to buy equipment which "in all likelihood" cost it 30,000 euros (£22,000), the NI Audit Office concludes.
The Duke of Cambridge will promote British innovation as he continues his tour of China with visits to a festival, a school and a film museum.
Funeral ceremonies are to be held in Moscow for the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday.
Singapore is the world's most expensive city, according to an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.
North Korea will once again allow tourists into the country after four months of severe restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Police investigating the disappearance of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, continue to question two people, arrested on suspicion of murder.