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The economies of the 19 countries that use the euro expanded by 1.5% in 2015.
Former Test umpire Asad Rauf has been banned for five years after being found guilty of corruption charges.
The Rosetta mission team says it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the comet lander Philae.
Saracens forward Maro Itoje is in line to make his England debut after he was named on the bench to play Italy.
Shares in aero engine giant Rolls-Royce have soared 14% despite a 50% dividend cut and profits at the lower end of forecasts.
Scientists find a wide range of ailments are strongly influenced by our Neanderthal heritage.
Major powers agree to seek a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, as well as swift delivery of aid to besieged areas.
The two remaining candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in the US have held the latest televised debate on PBS NewsHour.
The UK says a British bookseller who disappeared in Hong Kong was likely "involuntarily removed" to China, calling it a "serious breach" of protocol.
Japan's markets trade sharply lower on Friday amid concerns over the global economy and a stronger yen against the dollar.
A British prisoner who was jailed in Peru for drug smuggling says five other women have used an illegal route to get back into the UK while on parole.
The official death toll from an earthquake in Tainan city, Taiwan, rises to 94 with 30 still missing, as a memorial service is held for the victims.
A Japanese MP who sparked a national discussion on paternity leave resigns after admitting to having an affair as his wife was due to give birth.
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over their support for the president in their first debate since the New Hampshire primary.
Kim Kardashian's chart-topping Kimoji web icons are facing new competition from a set of emojis mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
A New York City police officer has been convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a darkened stairwell.
A battle between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico leaves 49 people dead and 12 injured, state officials say.
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