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Pope Francis is due to become the first pontiff in history to make an address before the US Congress, lawmakers in Washington announce.
Mexican authorities free a group of workers from a South Korean-run textile factory in Jalisco state, who were being "physically abused".
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been accused of promoting tax avoidance "on an industrial scale" by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
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Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea is described as a "war zone" after major crowd trouble.
BBC Sport looks at where the key clashes will be and who could make a name for themselves in the 2015 Six Nations.
Eight crews tackle a "severe fire" at a primary school in Wolverhampton.
Tiger Woods withdraws from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after just 11 holes with apparent back pain.
Widnes get a man sent off but come from 16-0 and 22-12 down to draw with Wigan in the first game of the Super League season.
Marussia's request to use last year's car in 2015 is rejected after Force India vote against them.
US electronics retailer RadioShack files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after losing 90% of its market value as customers turn to online shopping.
Andy Grant's life changed forever when he lost his leg in Afghanistan, but he used his new tattoo to help him defy the odds.
Former backer Sam Hammam says Langston is suing Cardiff owner Vincent Tan and the club over an unpaid £5.75m debt.
Is it fair to show alleged molesters online before any legal action?
Crowd trouble forces a 30-minute interruption of Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final victory over Equatorial Guinea.
Twitter reports a net loss of $125m in the fourth-quarter, beating investor expectations, but says it lost approximately four million users due to third party integration.
American Bode Miller crashes out as Hannes Reichelt makes it double gold at the Alpine World Ski Championships.
President Barack Obama has called the Dalai Lama a "good friend" and an inspiration for freedom and dignity of all human beings.
Nigeria's influential council of state decides to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement.