Fierce clashes are reported near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, as thousands of refugees stream to the Turkish border.
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French prosecutors are investigating at least six attacks on migrants at the makeshift Calais camp called the Jungle, the BBC understands.
An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan.
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The BBC has been told French prosecutors are investigating at least half a dozen attacks on migrants who live in the refugee camp known as the Jungle, in Calais.
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A man is shot dead at a Dublin boxing weigh-in, in a suspected gangland attack by gunmen dressed as police officers and armed with AK47s.
Super Bowl 50, American football's showstopper takes place this weekend between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. The BBC takes a look at the numbers.
A Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti racing car, built in 1957, has sold at auction in Paris for 32m euros.
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.
Some 15,000 Syrians are massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a government offensive in Aleppo, the UN and Turkey say.
Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder.
Islamist militant group al-Shabab retakes Somalia's port city of Merca according to residents, while the African Union forces insist they still have control of the town
A 155-year-old Victorian mouse trap on display at a museum springs into action once again to claim its latest victim.
Security is tight as Santa Clara prepares to host the Super Bowl on Sunday, and protests continue over the plight of homeless residents in nearby San Francisco.