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Who will win the title? Who are the players to watch? How will each country fare? BBC pundits make their predictions.
A member of Japanese child pop group 3B Junior was left in a coma after inhaling helium for a stunt on a TV show.
A ruling that prevented the deportation of a Somali man who raped a pregnant woman is successfully challenged by the home secretary.
Police question the treasurer of Brazil's governing Worker's Party over a corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras.
The family of a man from London who fled to Syria to fight begged him repeatedly to return to the UK, a court is told.
Police Scotland is considering ending non-statutory stop-and-search for both adults and children, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells MSPs.
Images from around the world: 5 February
The Bank of England has held interest rates at 0.5% for the 71st month in a row and kept its stimulus programme of quantitative easing (QE) unchanged.
The BBC looks at what we know so far about the Greek government's proposals to cut the country's debt and renegotiate the country's bailout terms.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has urged the government to rethink plans to leave humanism out of the new GCSE in religious studies.
It would be "ludicrous" to post officers on the River Wear to stop "bright young things" from Durham University falling to their deaths, a police chief says.
A mother and child are tied up and held at knifepoint by a masked intruder who carried out a sexual assault in a "horrific" break-in.
The UK will play a lead role in a "high readiness" Nato force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces.
Question marks over anti-IS action remain
Munster's Ian Keatley is named at fly-half ahead of Ian Madigan for Ireland's opening Six Nations match against Italy.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the US, has lost millions of customer records in a hack attack.
Singer Myleene Klass pokes fun at fellow parents after she was asked to contribute cash to buy birthday presents for their children.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies outlines the knock-on effect of giving the NHS the money it has asked for?
Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis urges Germany not to humiliate the country over its debts, comparing its situation with inter-war Germany.