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Annual profits at oil giant Royal Dutch Shell fall, but the company says it is progressing despite "headwinds".
Former England captain David Beckham arrives in Paris to complete the formalities of a deadline day move to Paris St Germain.
AC Milan confirm the signing of striker Mario Balotelli from Premier League champions Manchester City.
Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees will make his England debut in Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland at Twickenham.
Iran tells the UN that it plans to use more modern uranium enrichment centrifuges at its Natanz plant, reports citing diplomats suggest.
A sprawling storm system has brought havoc to a swathe of the US, leaving two people dead and thousands of households without electricity.
The Premier League awards live audio visual broadcast rights for the 23 nation Middle East and North Africa region to media agency MP & Silva.
The leader of Bahrain's main opposition group, Ali Salman, calls for the crown prince to attend talks aimed at ending nearly two years of unrest.
Feel-good drama The Sapphires dominates the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, picking up 11 gongs at the ceremony in Sydney.
A Chinese version of James Joyce's novel Finnegan's Wake, which took eight years to translate, surprises by selling out its initial print run.
ANA says the grounding of Boeing's Dreamliner led to the cancellation of 459 flights in January and will lower its revenue by $15m.
Conservative minister Ken Clarke says the case for Britain's membership of the EU must be made "more strongly and coherently".
French forces secure the Malian town of Kidal, paving the way for the next phase in ousting Islamist militants from the vast north of the country.
BBC Radio 1 will hold its annual free music festival, Big Weekend, in Derry this May, with Olly Murs and Two Door Cinema Club confirmed.
Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili speaks to the BBC about his strained relationship with Georgia's president and about coming to power in a country with such a turbulent political past
Millions of the poorest households in England face a rise in council tax from April because of benefit changes coming into force, a report says.
A Tibetan monk and his nephew are given long sentences by a Chinese court for inciting self-immolations, Chinese state media reports.
Memories of Stalingrad 70 years on
The fire at a nightclub in Brazil which killed 235 people has led to a national debate about safety regulations in public venues, ahead of next year's football World Cup.
The first minister and deputy first ministers are in Brussels attending a conference examining the impact of European Union peace money in Northern Ireland.