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Schools in Sierra Leone are to reopen in March, eight months after they were closed because of the Ebola outbreak, officials announce.
Labour says there is "no choice" but to restart the inquiry into historical child sex abuse, with a new chair and statutory powers.
Singer Gary Glitter gave a 12-year-old girl champagne after a concert before inviting her into a hotel room and having sex with her, a jury hears.
Aston Villa are fined £60k and warned about future conduct over players' behaviour in a game against Leicester City.
A quadcopter drone carrying 3kg of illegal drugs crashes near the border between Mexico and the US.
Japan's government says it is exploring all possible ways to save the lives of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants demanding a ransom.
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen remain in key positions in the capital Sanaa, despite a deal under which they agreed to withdraw, witnesses say.
The tobacco industry warns that government plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging in England are "flawed".
The chief executive reveals how, five years on, the tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico is still weighing heavily on BP.
Violent crime has seen a large rise in Wales, although the level of overall crime has only gone up slightly, official figures show.
Rescuers came to the aid of an elephant calf which fell into an empty storage pit in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province, south west China.
Readers' photos on the theme of "cold weather"
Clashes erupt in DR Congo to demand the restoration of the internet, which was cut during protests against President Kabila, witnesses say.
England's Ian Bell says Australia missing seven of their World Cup squad for Friday's match in Hobart is not a distraction.
UK government borrowing increased to £13.1bn in December, up from £10.3bn a year earlier, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
The actor and writer Simon Pegg confirms he is set co-write Star Trek 3 and will return to play Scotty in the film franchise.
Burgers, seagulls & shotguns: the inside story of the most shocking episode in Premier League history by those who were there.
The family of a student who died after falling out of an Edinburgh window pays tribute to him, describing him as smart, funny and witty.
Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.
BBC Sport looks back on Eric Cantona's infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace supporter in January 1995.