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Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect 'was paid $90 for baby oil prank'

Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah is interviewed over the death of the North Korean leader's half-brother.

White House briefing bar: Media groups condemn exclusion

White House correspondents' body "protests strongly" as BBC, CNN and others excluded.

Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

The killing of an Indian man is dominating news in his home country, amid reports it was a race crime.

Trying to make it in the real La La Land

What's it like for aspiring performers in the real La La Land?

Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox lead anti-Trump protest

"It's time to show up", Hollywood star says at impassioned pre-Oscars rally in LA.

Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

A militant group says it was behind attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers on two security bases.

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico says it would retaliate if the US imposed a tax on imports to finance the wall.

'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security

The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.

New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

The UN’s new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.

Moving an oil platform from China to UK

A semi-submersible ship carrying an oil platform is going from Shengsi County in China to the North Sea Oil Field in the UK.

Guatemala expels abortion boat crew

The army had vowed to block the group's activities in order to "defend human life".

Egypt's Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Islamic State militants have warned of more attacks on Egypt's Christian minority.

Brazil: Footballer Pele's son Edinho in jail over drug trafficking charges

Edinho, a former professional goalkeeper, was convicted of money laundering and drug trafficking.

Baby red squirrel orphan rescued from Ainsdale Nature Reserve

The squirrel is recovering after being found "with a bloody nose, freezing cold and covered in lice".

Kansas victim's widow: 'We thought about leaving US'

Kansas widow demands answers after a shooting that the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime.

Live streaming cats 24/7: the story of Kitten Academy

Kitten Academy is a cat fostering house that live streams kittens 24/7 on YouTube.

Turning pebbles into pictures of the war in Syria

Syrian artist uses stones to create real-life situations from the conflict in his country

Could taking up running help you get a new job?

A growing number of people are using running clubs and events as business networking opportunities.

Week in pictures: 18-24 February 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

10 things we didn't know last week

Rag 'N' Bone Man is a fan of Steptoe and Son and more news nuggets.

Kansas shooting 'hero' counted the gunman's shots

Ian Grillot was shot when he confronted the gunman reportedly yelling racial slurs at two Indians.

Brainy bumblebees 'learn to score goals'

Bees can be trained to score goals using a tiny ball, according to research in the journal Science.

Kim Jong-nam death: Unravelling the mystery

All the markings of a John Le Carre novel: a world leader's brother, an international airport and a deadly nerve agent.

Who were the victims of the Kansas shooting?

The BBC takes a closer look at the three men, two of them Indian nationals, shot in a bar in Kansas.

Did Trump win because his name came first in key states?

A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.

Bolivia's San Pedro 'tourist prison', 20 years on

Marching Powder was a best-selling book among backpackers in South America, but what happened next?

IS in Afghanistan: How successful has the group been?

The Islamic State group spread to Afghanistan two years ago. How big a threat does it pose?

Could the next Messi come from Nigeria as Barcelona launches Lagos academy?

One of the world's biggest football clubs, Barcelona is taking its skills to Nigeria.

Ivory Coast's cocoa farmers face financial crisis

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast face a collapse in prices and tell the BBC they are not being paid for their crop

Six Nations 2017: Scotland v Wales starts pivotal weekend

Injury-hit Scotland will attempt to end a decade-long winless streak against Wales as the Six Nations resumes this weekend.

Lizzy Yarnold wins Skeleton World Championships bronze

British Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold holds her nerve to finish third at the Skeleton World Championships in Germany.

Kyle Edmund loses to Milos Raonic in Delray Beach Open quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund loses to Milos Raonic in the Delray Beach Open quarter-finals to miss out on his first win over a top-10 player.

Oscars 2017: Do the best films and performances win?

Lots of factors influence who gets an Oscar - not just the quality of the film or performance.

Oscars: Has anything really changed since #OscarsSoWhite?

Things have moved on from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy - on the surface at least.

Parties and protests as Oscars approach

Hollywood's celebrities are in a final whirl of pre-Oscars parties, awards, dinners - and protests.

The firm with 8.5 miles of movie costumes

Angels Costumes has helped win 36 Oscars over the years. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been to visit its vast archive of clothes.

The woman who knows who's won the Oscars... but won't tell

Martha Ruiz counts the Oscars votes and talks about the measures she takes to keep the results safe.

Oscars 2017: Which celebrities will get political?

Will this year's Oscars need to create an extra award - for best anti-Donald Trump speech?

How visual effects helped create Dr Strange's Oscar-nominated worlds

How to create visual effects worthy of an Oscar nomination, by one of the creators of Dr Strange's worlds

Oscars 2017: Bluff your way through this year's best picture nominees

Not seen the films up for the best picture Oscar? Let this guide bring you up to speed.

Naomie Harris: 'Daniel Craig could be back as Bond'

The Oscar-nominated actress was speaking after she was awarded her OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.