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Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
A man with a fetish for older women is jailed for life the murder of a pensioner in her home.
Watch how ABC News' Good Morning America programme has reported on the blizzard, as New York City, Boston and other areas in the north-eastern US shut down amid warnings of "crippling" amounts of snow.
The father of murder victim Gareth O'Connor has described meeting the IRA in a shed in County Tyrone shortly after his son disappeared.
Tenants are increasingly sharing bedrooms. One former multi-sharer offers coping strategies.
Former Great Britain and Hull FC rugby league player Gareth Raynor goes on trial accused of rape and unlawful wounding.
The upmarket supermarket chain, Waitrose, expects to create 2,000 jobs in new shops and by expanding existing sites.
Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.
Images from around the world: 27 January
Greece's new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, may face greater difficulties sustaining enthusiasm in his country than convincing EU partners to end austerity.
MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry.
A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.
Smart scanners that can identify the sites of potholes before they form are being developed by academics at Nottingham Trent University.
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
Why one protester's death went big on social media
A McDonald's employee is punched in the face by a customer who was told he could not use the restaurant's phone.
Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.
Disrupted services from Facebook, Instagram and other social networks were the result of system error, not hackers.