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The mother of a two-year-old girl talks of her "miracle" escape when a manhole on a Birmingham street exploded.
Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.
Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death
Ofsted is to be allowed to inspect but not judge academy chains, Education Nicky Morgan has said.
A former Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for 14 years for a series of horrific child sex offences including the rape of a baby.
Broadcasters publish new plans for TV election debates including leaders of seven UK political parties, and say they will go ahead regardless of who takes part.
More than 30 people are killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes near the capital Damascus, activists say.
News photos from around the world
Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.
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A look back at the week in numbers
Footage is released of the moment a bystander tackled a machete wielding robber after a smash-and-grab raid on a luxury City of London jewellers.
Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE.
An Islamist militant shot dead by French commandos after he attacked a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago is buried near Paris.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has condemned the lowering of flags on public buildings as a mark of respect for the Saudi king.
Rory Cellan-Jones, technology reporter and presenter of the Tech Tent radio show, gives a round-up of the BBC's coverage of the week's big tech stories.
Six disallowed goals, a never-ending game and the man who rejected Mourinho - some great FA Cup fourth-round stories.
Images from around the world: 23 January
Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a coastguard helicopter rescued the crew of a sinking fishing boat off the western coast of Scotland.