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Two junior members of the US ski team are killed in an avalanche near the forthcoming World Cup race venue in the Austrian Alps.
Why Australians are using sunblock to protect grape crops
Pakistan's government halts the execution of a man who was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court when he was 14.
CCTV footage of the sudden collapse of a building in Wrexham shows how narrowly a passing driver avoided injury.
The first skirmish of the new political year has been fought not on the NHS or immigration but on Labour's plans for the economy. And that is turf where Chancellor George Osborne is quite happy to tread.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard heads his team in front in their FA Cup third-round tie at AFC Wimbledon.
World number one Serena Williams calls for an espresso during a change of ends at 5-0 down in her Hopman Cup match against Flavia Pennetta.
An English teacher from south Wales wins the Costa poetry prize for his first book, while Ali Smith's How To Be Both wins the best novel award.
A Liberal Democrat councillor who claimed a rape victim was too ugly to be assaulted resigns as his party's leader.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cuts off his electronic monitoring tag in a protest against his house arrest.
A local Libyan tribal leader in Sirte says 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt have been freed after disappearing at the weekend.
McLaren and new engine partner Honda query the latest in-season engine development ruling before the 2015 season.
The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.
The wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord, which sank in the Pentland Firth with eight men on board, is located on the seabed.
Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
Lukas Podolski seals a move from Arsenal to Inter Milan, joining the Italian side on loan until the end of the season.
A UKIP parliamentary candidate submitted county council election nomination forms with forged signatures, a court hears.
Rallies for and against the "anti-Islamisation" group Pegida are underway in a number of German cities, with thousands expected to take part.
A film crew member who almost killed a friend while driving a lorry after a drunken staff party is spared jail.
Broadway satire Birdman and coming-of-age tale Boyhood are among the 10 films up for the Producers Guild of America's version of a best picture prize.