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30 Jan
A bomb blast at a Shia religious mosque in southern Pakistan has killed at least 20 people and injured many more, officials say.
30 Jan
China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.
30 Jan
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.
30 Jan
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.
30 Jan
Dozens of skeletons and decayed body parts are discovered in sacks in a disused room of an Indian police building, baffling the authorities.
30 Jan
An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.
30 Jan
Australia may need to pay A$4.4bn ($3.4bn;£2.3bn) as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.
30 Jan
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.
30 Jan
Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
30 Jan
China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.
30 Jan
Official inquiries into the Sydney cafe siege are to cast a spotlight on the police response to the crisis, and on Australian authorities' prior dealings with the gunman, Man Haron Monis.
29 Jan
More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.
30 Jan
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.
29 Jan
Political uncertainty and the withdrawal of western troops have left Afghanistan's economy struggling severely.
30 Jan
Relatives of one of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 tell the BBC that they cannot accept that the plane has just disappeared.
28 Jan
India's railway system is slow, old and unsuited to their modern, fast-growing economy, and they are looking to improve it.
29 Jan
The mother of Kenji Goto, being held hostage by Islamic State, has pleaded with the Japanese Prime Minister to make a deal that sees her son released.
28 Jan
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said a new Islamic State video threatening to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours is "despicable".
29 Jan
An inquest has heard that police were responsible for the death of Katrina Dawson, who was shot during the siege in Sydney.
30 Jan
Papers say families of missing passengers are angry over the lack of answers.
30 Jan
Highlighting the intense political campaigning ahead of the Delhi elections.
30 Jan
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
29 Jan
A farm in Tasmania has turned a field into a giant poppy-shaped maze as a tribute to World War One soldiers.
30 Jan
Andy Murray comes storming back after a poor start to beat Tomas Berdych and reach his fourth Australian Open final.
30 Jan
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country after a review of his five-year ban.
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