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The Zika virus is likely to spread across the nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned.
Stan Wawrinka loses to Milos Raonic at the Australian Open, Victoria Azarenka wins and Jamie Murray reaches two quarter-finals.
Johanna Konta beats Ekaterina Makarova to become the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since 1984.
Do claims about Britain's broadband infrastructure, made by a Conservative MP, stack up?
B&Q-owner Kingfisher announces a push to increase annual pre-tax profits by £500m within five years and return £600m to shareholders.
A new fan-made Half-Life game is due to be released in February.
Aerial footage shows the extent of the damage caused by record snowfall on the East Coast of the US.
There was a rise in the number of council workers suspended last year after being accused of breaking social media rules.
Jamal Edwards, founder of the SBTV YouTube channel, offers the business advice he wishes he had had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.
The Denver Broncos pip the New England Patriots 20-18 and will face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
Four British women have become the first all-female team and the first team of four to row the Pacific.
A BBC undercover report reveals the extent to which the so-called Islamic State use social media to encourage people to travel to Iraq and Syria.
Four key Twitter executives are to leave the company as the social network continues its attempt to turn around its fortunes.
Formula 1 drivers are pushing for increased cockpit head protection and higher-performance tyres from the start of 2017.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is more common than previously thought, particularly among girls at the age of 16, research by the University of Bristol suggests.
A team of female rowers arrive in Australia nine months after setting off from San Francisco to cross the Pacific Ocean.
The BBC is considering asking people who are over 75 to give up their free TV licence if they can, or to make a voluntary contribution to its cost.
Thousands of people attended the opening of the Carnival of Venice.
Big Boy, a funnel-web spider with a leg span of 10cm, is the largest specimen ever handed in to Australia's only venom-milking programme.