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Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map
A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City causing dozens of casualties.
Canada's Supreme Court says it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds.
Political instability, security fears and the fragile economy are adding to the misery of ordinary people in Yemen's capital.
Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.
The families of a Japanese and a Jordanian hostage being held by Islamic State have made personal appeals for their safe return.
A painting bought for £3,500 just 18 months ago sells at auction in New York for £3.4m after John Constable was confirmed as its creator.
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.
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.