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Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak.
The number of people reporting being raped by someone they met on a dating app or website has risen six-fold in five years to 184, official figures show.
Militants freed an Australian woman kidnapped with her husband last month in Burkina Faso, where they provided health services.
North Korea has fired a long-range rocket in defiance of international warnings, South Korea's military reports.
How big data is keeping health experts busy
The snipers with rhino poachers in their sights
Is there such a thing as 'the world's best chef'?
The largest crowd in golf history watches Phil Mickelson move into contention after the third round of the Phoenix Open.
A former head of the French Foreign Legion is arrested with about 20 other protesters at a banned anti-Islam rally in the port of Calais.
In the run up to the New Hampshire primary, BBC Pop Up is picking up voters to talk about their thoughts on the presidential candidates.
Mark Rego, a cancer survivor, spends his time bringing smiles to the faces of destitute children in India.
A total of 132 people remain trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in the Taiwanese city of Tainan after Saturday's earthquake, officials say.
Carnival is under way in Rio de Janeiro despite fears over the spread of the Zika virus.
The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anisa, has died at the age of 86 in the capital Damascus, his office announces.
Leicester have gone from rank outsiders to title favourites after beating Manchester City - can they cope with the expectation?
England head coach Eddie Jones says he fully expected his side's victory over Scotland in their Six Nations opener.
An outspoken British member of a Roman Catholic commission on sexual abuse refuses to quit, denouncing his treatment by the Vatican as "outrageous".
Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for the White House are set for the latest TV debate in New Hampshire, ahead of a key primary there.
Ecuador protests to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were ejected during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Quito.
Wales expect to be tested by high-ball tactics in windy conditions in their Six Nations opener against Ireland, says defence coach Shaun Edwards.