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Should we try to halt forms of life from being wiped out?
The US government agrees to pay a woman $134,000 after creating a fake Facebook page using photos of her as well as her son and niece.
The boss of Italian oil group Eni, speaking in Davos, warns oil could shoot up to $200 a barrel if the Opec cartel fails to cut supplies.
Images of snowfall from farms in Scotland to parks in Yorkshire
How do sportswomen deal with periods?
What's the punch line of this year-long Twitter joke?
The political situation in Yemen is one of the most confusing in the Middle East. Here's a 90 second guide to the key players in the country's current unrest.
An Israeli man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of pop stars including Madonna and selling unreleased songs online.
A car crashes into a house in Sheffield, damaging the property but injuring no one.
Plans to explore for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire should be turned down, according to council officials.
Atlas - one of the most advanced robots in the world - is upgraded by its owner Google to include a battery pack, allowing it go "wireless".
Katie Summerhayes becomes the first British female skier ever to win a Freestyle World Championships medal.
A tobacco factory in Ballymena, County Antrim, is set to close with the loss of nearly 900 jobs, after owners reject a union plan.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has voiced his anger that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.
Tony Blair rejects "politically motivated" suggestions that he is behind the latest hold-up to the official inquiry report into the Iraq war.
A nurse accused of killing three patients and poisoning 18 more at a Stockport hospital has been made a "scapegoat", a jury is told.
Footballer DJ Campbell says his name has been "tarnished" and that spot-fixing allegations will always hang over him, despite the case against him being dropped.
The National Audit Office issues an "adverse opinion" on the accounts of the Department for Education, saying they are "not true and fair".
Snow has been falling across the midlands and the north of England, as well as north Wales.
Roger Federer recovers from a mystery hand problem and the loss of the first set to beat Simone Bolelli at the Australian Open.