The Japanese government says a video showing the apparent murder of hostage Kenji Goto appears to be genuine.
As Japan mourns the apparent beheading of Kenji Goto, his friends have described him as a "kind, soft-spoken and gentle man with a wonderful sense of humour".
The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, are "praying for a swift recovery", her cousin has told Sky News.
A search has been launched for a man who was washed out to sea as he spread ashes.
A man who was reported missing in the Scottish Highlands has been killed in an avalanche.
There is no escaping it! From TV adverts to snow day announcements at school, it seems everyone cannot get enough of the Disney animated hit - Frozen.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out a writedown of Greece's massive debt, as EU officials threatened a funding cut-off to Greek banks.
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