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World number two Maria Sharapova aims to end a losing streak against Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
Dutch babies smile more than US babies, and other nuggets.
The week's big numbers visualised.
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.
IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
Stoke City defender Robert Huth is banned and fined by the FA for comments on social media related to gender reassignment.
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.
The highs and lows of the NFL season
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
News photos from around the world
The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.
At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.