The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.
A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.
The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
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Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil has been meeting some of the families in Peshawar who are in grief following an attack by the Taliban on a school, killing 141 people, mostly children.
Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.
Anthony Crolla's trainer Joe Gallagher says it "remains to be seen" if he will fight again after being injured in an attack.
The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Liverpool and Tottenham will meet Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-finals.
After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?
Liverpool secure a much-needed victory as Raheem Sterling scores twice in their League Cup quarter-final at Bournemouth.
Toulon's Delon Armitage is banned for 12 weeks for using foul and abusive language towards Leicester Tigers fans.
Four-time winners Tottenham move into the League Cup semi-finals with an emphatic win against Newcastle United.
Another two men are charged with terror offences as part of an undercover police investigation into dissident republican terrorism in Newry, County Down.
Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.
Kaillie Humphries & Elana Meyers Taylor will this weekend become the first women to compete in a four-man bobsleigh World Cup event.
Former England one-day coach Ashley Giles says captain Alastair Cook's form is a "big worry" ahead of the World Cup.
The US military has been showing off its latest catch.