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Outcry as IS 'wrecks' Assyrian site
Archaeologists and officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.
Three charged over US data breach
US authorities charge three men for their roles in what they claim is one of the biggest data breaches in American history.
Dawn probe achieves Ceres orbit
Nasa confirms that its Dawn probe has gone into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Canada gunman's video lists motives
In a newly-released video made by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who carried out attacks in Canada last year blames its foreign policy.
Doctor feared Harrison Ford fireball
The doctor who pulled US actor Harrison Ford from the wreck of a plane crash says he feared a fireball from the aircraft's leaking fuel.
CIA director orders major overhaul
CIA director John Brennan says he has ordered one of the biggest structural reorganisations in the US spy agency's history.
US missionary freed in Nigeria
A US woman who was abducted last month by masked gunmen in central Nigeria is now free, officials say.
Call to double monitors in Ukraine
Russia and Germany call for the number of OSCE observers monitoring a truce in eastern Ukraine to rise from 500 to 1,000.
Snowden yearns for Switzerland move
The fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tells a Swiss audience he would love to get asylum in Switzerland.
US senator 'faces corruption charge'
The US justice department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, US media reports say.
Neighbours to give Venezuela food
Foreign ministers from the regional Unasur bloc promise to help Venezuela overcome a shortage of food, medicine and other products.
Tanzania rounds up 32 witchdoctors
Tanzanian police arrest 32 witchdoctors as part of the country's campaign to halt the murder of albinos for their body parts.
VIDEO: Romanians living under London flyover
People from Romania are sleeping rough in a camp hidden beneath the flyovers of the North Circular, the BBC has revealed.
VIDEO: Skiers rescued after cable car accident
Two hundred tourists have had a dramatic rescue from stranded cable cars at a ski resort in northern Italy.
VIDEO: The cockroach turned into a cyborg
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights
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VIDEO: Clash of new and old in Moroccan music
For the BBC's Best Nightclub in Africa series, Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu travels to Morocco to check out the music scene.
VIDEO: Revolutionary urinal 'makes energy'
A toilet that could revolutionise sanitation facilities in refugee camps has been developed by a group of researchers at the University of the West of England.
VIDEO: More women in German boardrooms
A law passed in Germany will see 100 of the country's largest businesses appointing more women on their supervisory boards to meet the newly set quota of 30%.
VIDEO: The 'Google' of real things?
Camfind is an app which lets users take snaps of physical objects and find out more about them.
Why migration is changing almost everything
What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England?
'Emailgate' shows Hillary what's ahead
Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of her personal email to conduct business as US secretary of state could spell dangers ahead.
Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide
Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.
Gen Soleimani: Iran’s rising star
The head of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force has emerged from a lifetime in the shadows to achieve almost celebrity status in Iran, reports BBC Persian's Bozorgmehr Sharafedin.
VIDEO: Why did men wear burkas in Kabul?
A group of Afghan men have worn burkas during a march through capital Kabul to draw attention to women's rights. BBC News looks at the issues since the fall of the Taliban.
VIDEO: The Ceres space probe - in 60 secs
The US space agency's Dawn probe is set to go into orbit around Ceres. What will it find there?
Germany Eurovision entrant withdraws
The winner of the search to find Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV.
Fifty Shades of Grey boy causes stir
An 11-year-old boy who dressed as a character from Fifty Shades of Grey was excluded from his school's World Book Day celebrations, says his mother.
US adds 295,000 jobs in February
The US economy adds 295,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7%, Labor Department figures show.
Apple to replace AT&T on Dow Jones
Apple, the biggest US company by market value, will be included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 19 March.
Millions at risk from 'Freak' bug
Microsoft issues a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.
Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.
Harris doubts Oscar host return
Neil Patrick Harris has said he doubts he will ever present the Oscars again, following on from his much-criticised hosting of the event this year.
Doctor Who: Coleman 'planned to quit'
Actress Jenna Coleman planned to quit Doctor Who at the end of series eight, writer Steven Moffat confirms.
Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves
US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.
Science 'squeezed out of primaries'
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’
Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.
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.
Ward wins epic to give GB 2-0 lead
A thrilling James Ward comeback gives Great Britain a 2-0 Davis Cup lead over the United States in a mammoth tie in Glasgow.
Erratic McIlroy throws club in lake
Rory McIlroy launched his club into a lake during an erratic second round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami.
How Iran's feminist genie escaped
Iran's 1979 revolution may have handed ultimate power to an ayatollah - but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects.
Striking gold with a hoard of lost property
Welcome to the Zurich store where much of Switzerland's lost property ends up for sale.
'Forced Santa' wins Dow Jones fight
A middle-aged Dow Jones accountant who said he was forced to dress up as Father Christmas and branded an "old buffer" wins his unfair dismissal case.
Danes 'should teach Prophet cartoons'
Danish teaching group calls for controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to be printed in school textbooks.
S Sudan talks failure 'unacceptable'
Mediators in peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have said the sides' failure to reach a deal is morally and politically "unacceptable".
Schools named after Peshawar victims
Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.
Austria advises against Klimt return
One of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings should not be returned to the heirs of its original Jewish owners, an Austrian panel has ruled.
Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.
Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'
The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.
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.
TV election debates 'will go ahead'
Broadcasters say they will proceed with plans for three TV election debates, despite David Cameron saying he will only take part in one.
Four charged over Becky body parts
Four people appear in court accused of helping to hide or dispose of the body parts of teenager Becky Watts.
Boy, 13, admits party row murder
A 13-year-old boy admits murdering a man after an argument about a party in north London.
Migrant population 'up 565,000'
The migrant population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011, with two-thirds coming from the EU, analysis by the University of Oxford estimates.
Week in pictures: 28 February - 6 March 2015
News photos from around the world
In pictures: Child migrants on Lampedusa
Unaccompanied children from North Africa
In pictures: Chile volcano eruption
Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted
How did WW2 change the way people dressed?
How did WW2 change the way people dressed?
In pictures: Cape Town wildfires
Blazes on the outskirts of Cape Town
Day in pictures
Images from around the world: 5 March
Your pictures: Adventure
Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure
In pictures: Dealing with addiction
David Stewart's images on fighting addiction
Overheard on the ladies' coach
The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage
The man who posted himself to Australia
The man who posted himself to the other side of the world
Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria
How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman
Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine resistance symbol in Russia
Captive Ukraine pilot defiant in Moscow jail
Day in pictures: 6 March 2015
Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours
How Indians evade ban on rape film
How Indians are still watching rape documentary
MH370: Behind the tenacious deep-sea hunt for missing plane
The tenacious deep-sea search for MH370
Quiz of the week's news
Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?
Baltic states shiver as Russia flexes muscles
Europe editor Katya Adler on the alarm at Russian muscle-flexing
Female intuition: Spotting Moroccan music talent
Overcoming sexism to spot Moroccan hip-hop talent
VIDEO: NYC classical sheet music shop shuts
Much-loved New York sheet music shop closes down

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