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Visas have been granted to the family of a five-year-old girl whose relatives had been barred from the UK for her funeral.
The American space agency's (Nasa) Dawn satellite returns its latest images of Ceres as it approaches orbit insertion on 6 March.
A student died from hypothermia and alcohol intoxication after walking home from a night out in Cheltenham in winter in shirtsleeves, an inquest hears.
Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal steps down as co-chair of Sony's movie studio following a debilitating cyber attack last year revealed her private emails.
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris is interviewed under caution by police investigating historical sex offences, the BBC understands.
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Brendan Rodgers says the club has moved forward during his tenure, as he prepares for his 100th game in charge.
Chimpanzees can change their grunts to communicate with new companions, according to a study of captive animals moved from the Netherlands to Scotland.
Mike Phelan is appointed assistant to Hull City manager and ex-Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce.
James Reynolds reports from the town of Debaltseve, as the battle for the town continues and residents wait to be escorted to safety by the Ukrainian military.
This year's seasonal flu vaccine is barely able to prevent the main strain of flu being spread in the UK, health officials says.
The Ulster University has cut more than 50 of its undergraduate courses, the BBC learns.
Striker Wilfried Bony replaces Stevan Jovetic in Manchester City's Champions League squad.
Spanish police say they have rescued at least 220 people - including 100 from Britain - who were stuck in their cars in heavy snow in northern Spain.
Great Britain's women are beaten by Turkey 2-1 in their Fed Cup qualifier but can still qualify if they beat Ukraine .
Jordan says it has carried out its first air strikes on Islamic State since the group released a video showing the killing of a captured Jordanian pilot.
Former Australian star Brett Lee will be Ireland's bowling coach during their World Cup preparations.
Heavy fighting in and around the Syrian capital Damascus kills at least 40 people and wounds many more, state media and observers say.
The most immediate and serious consequence of the European Central Bank's decision to refuse to lend to Greek banks against the security of Greek government bonds is that it is very difficult to see how any bank over there can provide a cent of new credit to even the most deserving borrowers.
Emoticons in text messages are being charged as picture messages on some handsets, leaving users with unexpected bills.