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Pakistan hangs 12 convicts, the largest number of executions on the same day since the government overturned a temporary ban on hangings.
Indian PM Narendra Modi voices concern over attacks on a nun and a church and demands 'immediate action' against the perpetrators.
Large chunks of ice on the Allegheny river in western Pennsylvania have caused damage to buildings, as Mike Embley reports.
Two and a half weeks on from the murder of a key Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, five Chechen men are in custody, but very few details of the investigation have emerged.
Derbyshire sign veteran Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan for two spells with the club in the 2015 season.
The French government is pushing forward a series of measures designed to counter Islamic extremism in the country's prisons.