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A passenger airliner has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City, as a major winter storm bore down on a large part of the US.
Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.
China's Premier Li Keqiang has admitted that his country is facing big challenges.
Islamic State (IS) militants have begun bulldozing the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi government officials say.
Child migrants live in limbo on Italian island of Lampedusa
A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.
There is little relief for civilians caught up in the conflict in Ukraine, as Fergal Keane reports.
Students reject app founder's motivational message
The Palestine Liberation Organisation ends security co-operation with Israel which dates back to the 1993 Oslo Accords.
The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage
A banker who claims he lost his job after raising concerns about his employer will have his case heard at a full employment tribunal hearing after losing a preliminary hearing.
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.
This weekend will mark a year since the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared soon after take off on route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
Peace talks aimed at ending the South Sudan conflict are extended indefinitely after the government and rebels miss the deadline for a deal.
A film director has told the BBC how she obtained a controversial interview with an Indian rapist on death row.
Parliamentarians in Poland will be offered military training because of fears that the war in Ukraine could spread to neighbouring countries.