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Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State forces about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.
'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 45 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
Plane skids off New York runway
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.
Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.
Top US circus to end elephant act
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
Boston victim 'spotted bomber’
A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.
US envoy survives Korea knife attack
A militant Korean nationalist slashes the face of the US ambassador to South Korea, with the North calling it a "knife shower of justice".
Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
Tanzania albino killers face death
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.
Liberia releases last Ebola patient
Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.
Nuclear deal 'very bad for Iranians'
Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.
India threatens BBC over rape film
India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
VIDEO: The greatest threat to China's elephants
The greatest threat to China's wild elephants is no longer poaching but habitat destruction.
VIDEO: The 'Alcatraz of Indonesia'.
The BBC looks at the prison, which has been called "the Alcatraz of Indonesia" - where two Australians, expected to face execution this week, have been transferred.
VIDEO: Software designs robotic solutions
The latest in robotics including software which can design electronics to solve problems
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VIDEO: McDonald's in chicken change over antibiotics
The world's largest restaurant chain McDonald's has said it is going to stop buying chickens from suppliers who rear their birds with antibiotics that are also used to fight human infections.
VIDEO: Cape Town wildfires from above
More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
VIDEO: Australia's wave of surfing profits?
Australia's multi-billion dollar surfing industry has been facing challenges since the global financial crisis, but things may be turning around for the sector.
VIDEO: Is the US justice system racist?
Fifty years on from the march from Selma to Montgomery, civil rights activists maintain that many issues of equality remain unresolved.
Clever girls, stupid boys?
An international study challenges stereotypes about the differences between boys and girls at school.
Flying in to see the home of Mexico's fallen drug lord
Mexico's authorities have been quick to hail the capture of senior drug cartel figures, but Katy Watson asks, just how significant are the arrests?
Is Venezuela losing faith in president?
Even the party faithful are starting to question the presidency of Nicolas Maduro, as protests and economic instability grips the country, says Will Grant.
LHC restart: 'We want to break physics'
The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core.
VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?
VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.
Toronto tunnel was a 'man cave'
The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot.
Hall and Oates sue over cereal name
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.
China sets 2015 growth target at 7%
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.
ECB raises eurozone growth forecast
The European Central Bank raises this year's growth forecast for the eurozone to 1.5%, and says it will begin its quantitative easing programme next week.
Data roaming to stay, EU proposes
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.
Hotel chain confirms hack attack
Hotel chain Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that credit card data has been stolen in a hack attack on the company's network.
Pharrell denies Blurred Lines claim
Pharrell Williams denies copying Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up for the hit single Blurred Lines, but says he may have been "channelling... that late-70s feeling".
Shania Twain announces final tour
Country star Shania Twain will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June, in what she says will be her "last" tour.
Global flood toll to triple by 2030
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.
DNA reveals bird shift surprise
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.
Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'
Billions of people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, an international study has found.
Adults get flu 'every five years'
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.
Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA
Fans are urged by the FA to report sexist abuse after evidence women officials and staff are being subjected to obscene chants.
Cisse & Evans charged with spitting
Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans face possible six-game bans after being charged with spitting.
Striking gold with a hoard of lost property
Welcome to the Zurich store where much of Switzerland's lost property ends up for sale.
Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov
Historian Georgy Mirsky on Russia's "culture of intolerance, bitterness, national arrogance, and malicious smears" and its part in the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
US museum group bans selfie stick
The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions.
'Mystery amphibian' sought in Vietnam
Environment officials are at a loss to identify metre-long amphibian pulled from a pond in northern Vietnam.
Burkina orders Sankara exhumation
Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification.
Myanmar education activists arrested
Police in Myanmar break up a demonstration against new education legislation, arresting eight.
Russia 'can't hide troops in Ukraine'
Nato's deputy chief says Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the deaths of "large numbers" of Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine.
Brazil raises rates to six-year high
Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack kills 18.
Clinton ready to make emails public
Hillary Clinton responds to a growing controversy over her emails when she was a US secretary of state by urging officials to release them swiftly.
Cameron hits back after coward claims
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included.
Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.
Facebook boast traps Tesco robber
A robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is caught red-handed by police.
Man in court on Becky murder charge
Nathan Matthews, stepbrother of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, appears in court charged with her murder.
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Blazes on the outskirts of Cape Town
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Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for
Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy: Life in pictures
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died
Day in pictures: 3 March 2015
Images from around the world: 3 March
Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015
News photos from around the world
How Iran's feminist genie escaped
How Iran's revolution let a feminist genie out of its bottle
Where did the word 'hustings' come from?
Where did the word 'hustings' come from?
Nigeria's 'brown envelope' journalism
Shining a light on Nigeria's "brown envelope" journalism
The curious case of Leah Palmer
The curious case of the socialite who doesn't exist
Why some Indians want to 'Ban BBC'
Outrage among some Indians over Delhi rape film
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Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours
In pictures: Nepal plane accident
Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway at Nepal airport
Ethiopian cinema focuses on prostitution
Director tackles social issues in Ethiopia without shame
How did WW2 change the way people dressed?
When the state dictated the look of UK dresses

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