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US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies
Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies aged 79 putting the balance of the highest court centre stage in the presidential election campaign.
Trump and Bush go head to head in debate
Front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush trade sharp blows over foreign policy in the latest Republican presidential debate.
Turkey shells Kurdish militia in Syria
Turkey shells a Kurdish militia in northern Syria and demands it retreat from territory it has seized, prompting concern in Washington.
Cuba returns 'wrongly shipped' US missile
Cuba says it has returned to the United States an inert Hellfire missile that was wrongly shipped to Havana in June 2014.
At least three dead in US pile-up
At least three people die and scores are injured in a motorway pile-up involving more than 50 vehicles in Pennsylvania.
Pope condemns Mexico 'drugs cancer'
Pope Francis urges Mexico's leaders to provide 'true justice' to citizens hit by drug violence, on the first day of his visit to the country.
Russia PM: 'We have slid into cold war'
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says "we have slid into a new cold war", with Nato and some countries describing Moscow as "the worst threat".
Brazil deploys soldiers over Zika virus
More than 200,000 Brazilian soldiers are sent across the country to warn people of the risks of the Zika virus.
Earth's rarest minerals catalogued
Scientists categorise the Earth's rarest minerals with some so rare that the total global supply could fit in a thimble.
Pakistan denounces Valentine's Day
Pakistan's president denounces St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided.
India PM in 'happy birthday' gaffe
Afghanistan's president takes to Twitter to correct India's leader - who had wished him happy birthday on the wrong day.
NZ beach crowdfund bid hits target
A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to bid for a private New Zealand beach for public use hits its target - bidders now face a wait to see if they are successful.
VIDEO: 50-vehicle Pennsylvania pile-up
More than 50 vehicles have been involved in a motorway pile-up in Pennsylvania.
VIDEO: Syrian Red Crescent deliver aid
The Syrian Red Crescent is bringing aid to the Damascus suburb of Douma.
VIDEO: Creeping paralysis fear for Zika patients
The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.
VIDEO: Civilians starve as bombs fall in Syria
Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.
VIDEO: Obama?s Valentine poem for his wife
US President Barack Obama appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and is surprised by a Valentine poem from his wife Michelle
VIDEO: What is happening on Turkey/Syria border?
Thousands of refugees are fleeing the conflict in Aleppo after a recent surge in the military operations by the government backed by Russian airstrikes
VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Cuba and Mexico
Pope Francis is in Mexico for a week-long trip.
VIDEO: US Coast Guard rescues 42 from ship fire
US Coast Guard releases video showing the rescue mission of 42 fishermen south of Hawaii after the vessel caught fire.
Why Trump and Sanders aren't as revolutionary as they appear
Are the US firebrands really as revolutionary as pundits say?
Cycling doctor declares world better than expected
Doctor cycles round the world and gives it a clean bill of health
Cyprus aims to heal its great divide
Could Cyprus split soon be over?
VIDEO: A gymnast's hip hop moves ... and other trends of the week
Hip Hop dance moves, other trends of the week
The pigeon will see you now
Animals that can detect cancers and smell out seizures
The world's best bakers - and they aren't French
The chefs who baked the world's best loaf of bread
Go Figure: The week in numbers
The week's big numbers, visualised
VIDEO: The dancing bear craze taking over Twitter
The new trend for dancing in a teddy bear costume