The EU unveils a draft deal on UK Prime Minister David Cameron's demands - potentially paving the way for a UK referendum in June.
How did the world wake up to the threat caused by the Zika virus, that health experts link to birth defects?
Thousands of people in the Pennsylvanian town of Punxsutawney have been celebrating Groundhog Day, alongside a groundhog who predicts when winter will end.
Part-dance and part-mime, the Kathakali dance originated in the Indian state of Kerala, around the same time as Shakespeare.
Kenyan police launch an investigation after a spate of attacks on Uber drivers in the capital, Nairobi.
Brazilian footballer Neymar is due to give evidence in a Spanish court over allegations of fraud surrounding his 2013 transfer to Barcelona.
North Korea has declared a plan to launch a satellite later this month, a UN agency says, in a move condemned by Washington.
Russian politician Mikhail Kasyanov accuses President Putin of "silently encouraging" intimidation as a row over a menacing video continues.
An Italian actor is in a coma in Pisa after a hanging scene went wrong on stage, resulting in his strangulation.
Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor is charged with obstructing the course of justice, accused of dropping a case involving an alleged plot to bomb the president's dairy.
The Pentagon is to propose quadrupling its budget for European defence in 2017 in the light of "Russian aggression", the US defence secretary says.
A passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, with a gaping hole in its fuselage.
Uganda's former intelligence chief, who is a strong critic of President Yoweri Museveni, is charged with insubordination at a military court.
Slovenian club NK Domzale post LinkedIn advert for an "offensive right-back" and get 150 applications for the position.
Some French schools are allowing students to smoke on their grounds to prevent them becoming terror targets on the street, a union says.
Ted Cruz wins the Iowa Republican caucuses, beating frontrunner Donald Trump in the first US vote on the road to the White House, but the Democratic race is a virtual tie.
Pakistani security forces and protesters have clashed at Karachi airport, leaving at least two dead, officials say.
US air strikes in eastern Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station used by the Islamic State militant group, US and Afghan officials say.
Belgian plan to extend life of reactors worries neighbours
India's Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.