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Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2014 for her book H is for Hawk.
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
The winner of the Costa Book Award 2014 is announced at a ceremony in London.
Andre Ayew scores late on to take Ghana into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while South Africa go out.
Kevin P Gallagher argues that Latin American countries have done well by China, but need to consolidate the gains and mitigate the new risks that come with engaging with the world's most dynamic economy.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 is recorded in Hampshire, the British Geological Survey confirms.
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
While New Yorkers are asking why the city shut down for a few inches of snow, city officials say they're happy they were safe and not sorry.
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency said.
The loss of Kobane is a significant setback for Islamic State - but the BBC's Jim Muir looks at whether it also a sign that the tide is turning against the jihadist group.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has apologised after making comments about the minimum wage on Twitter.
A 71-year-old man convicted of a series of rapes on underage girls has died in prison, the Scottish Prison Service confirms.
A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich and London.
As the UK population gets older, Alison Holt explains why the rising cost of social care can't be ignored.
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
US stocks fall sharply following a string of disappointing company results.