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Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as the snow melts.
Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by financial firms.
US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Turkey's president, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State.
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms.
Voters are going to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott.
Activists from the Occupy London protest group are stopped by police from setting up a camp on Parliament Square.
Heavy drinking, a jealous husband and Under Milk Wood
The blind revolutionary nobody remembers
The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.
Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not
Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
How to make it as a cinematographer
A new video is issued featuring John Cantlie, the Briton held by the Islamic State militant group in Syria.
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
At least 12 people have been injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say.
The first NHS staff are due to fly from London to Sierra Leone to help the fight against the Ebola virus.
The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by mid-2015" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
Two British men are reported to have been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.
At a time of international conflict two centuries ago, did Britain assassinate an enemy agent while the world was looking the other way?