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European Parliament President Martin Schulz says Greece will seek "common ground" with its European partners after meeting Alexis Tsipras.
Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.
Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.
Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.
One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final would add to England's World Cup confidence.
Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.
The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
Orla Guerin reports from a vantage point overlooking the disputed territory of the Shebaa farms, where three people were killed on Wednesday.
As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.
Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.
A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.
Protesters hold angry demonstrations outside the cemetery where Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman is laid to rest, as Wyre Davies reports.
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.