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England's Martin Adams, Brian Dawson and Scott Mitchell seal quarter-final spots at the BDO World Championships with second-round wins.
Inflation in the eurozone turns negative, official figures show, with prices in December 0.2% lower than the same month a year earlier.
The BBC's Hugh Pym reports on the political rows which have erupted around the latest problems facing A&E departments
Fernando Torres's Atletico Madrid beat city rivals Real in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie.
James Corden and Emily Blunt talk to Lizo Mzimba about the film version of Into the Woods.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says his summer move to LA Galaxy comes at the "right time for a new challenge".
A trip to south-east Asia highlights why the 21st century is an Asian one, Katty Kay says.
The animals killed and maimed in Australia's bushfires
The leader of Paraguay's ACA rebel group, Albino Jara, is killed in a clash with special security forces in the north, the authorities say.
The fiery US lawyer in an unwanted spotlight
Jon Donnison visited Coober Pedy, a place so hot many of the residents have built their homes underground.
South Carolina prosecutors say the 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a former police chief was a "senseless act of violence".
Jahfari Martin, nine, is recovering well four months after doctors removed part of his skull and kept it in his "sterile" stomach for weeks.
An online auction to join a man on his honeymoon after he split with his fiancée has reached £1,800.
Police in Paris mount a huge search for three gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
If head teachers are faced with two equal candidates for a teaching post, they should consider using "positive discrimination", says the Ofsted chief.
US Federal Reserve officials do not believe that they will raise the benchmark short-term interest rate before April, minutes released on Wednesday reveal.
Two drug companies have attacked a decision to remove their treatments from a special fund designed to give access to new therapies in England.
The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack because the hackers were "sloppy" enough to leave a trail, says the FBI.
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab has killed by firing squad four men accused of spying for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.