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Sea search for Malaysia jet 'debris'
Teams searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet are investigating a possible debris sighting, nearly two days after the plane vanished carrying 239 people.
Ukraine gripped by rival rallies
Tens of thousands of people across Ukraine hold rival pro-unity and pro-Russian rallies, as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on Crimea.
Assad forces 'starving' refugee camp
Starvation of civilians is being used as a weapon of war by Syria, Amnesty says, with 128 dying as a result in Yarmouk camp in Damascus.
Iran sees nuclear deal 'in months'
Iran's foreign minister tells the visiting EU foreign policy chief a nuclear deal could come in months but Catherine Ashton stresses there is no guarantee.
Migrants die in Yemen boat sinking
Forty-two African migrants have drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, according to officials.
Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula in December have been released.
New threat to ozone layer identified
Scientists identify four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer.
Blood test 'finds Alzheimer's early'
A blood test can accurately predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to US researchers.
Dozens killed in Iraq suicide blast
A suspected suicide bomber in Iraq kills at least 32 people at a security checkpoint in the mainly Shia city of Hilla, south of Baghdad.
El Salvador ex-guerrilla in poll bid
Voting ends in a run-off election in El Salvador, where ex-guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren could become president.
Maldives poll commission sentenced
The Maldives Supreme Court sentences the entire election commission to six months in jail, suspended for three years, for "disobeying orders".
Henry Ford's last grandson dies
The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Snr, dies at the age of 88.
VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal 'within months'
The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
VIDEO: Plane and skydiver collide mid-air
A pilot and jumper escaped with minor injuries after a plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Florida.
VIDEO: 'Serious funding shortfall' in Syria
The World Food Programme says it has a serious funding shortfall for its work in Syria.
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VIDEO: Baby hippo born at Mexico City zoo
A baby hippo has been born at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo - the first in 16 years.
VIDEO: On board a $300m superyacht
Nima Abu Wardeh takes a tour of the most expensive superyacht currently on the market.
VIDEO: Spanish protest over abortion bill
Thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against an abortion reform bill that would allow terminations only in cases of rape or if the mother's health is at risk.
VIDEO: 'Electronic lollipop' simulates taste
Scientists at City University, London have developed a machine that they say is able to simulate taste.
Italy up in arms over David advert
Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
Missing flood fish found in puddle
A metre-long fish that escaped from an aquatic centre during recent floods is recovered from a puddle at a local car wash.
Japan in record deficit, growth slows
Japan's current account deficit hits a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; £8.7bn) in January, as economic growth figures are revised downwards.
Malaysia Airlines shares plunge
Shares in Malaysia Airlines plunge 18% to a record low as the search for a missing jet continues for a third day.
Facebook's WhatsApp purchase opposed
Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp - one of the biggest ever tech acquisitions - runs into trouble over privacy concerns.
Samsung launches free music streaming
The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, launches a free music streaming service called Milk Music.
Spain opera director Mortier dies
Gerard Mortier, who spearheaded an operatic production of Brokeback Mountain at Madrid's Teatro Royal, dies aged 70.
Gravity cameraman collects honour
The chief cameraman on Oscar-winning film Gravity wins an award for his work at a ceremony which also honours late camera operator Sarah Jones.
Great Walls 'could stop tornadoes'
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
Tree storm damage 'worst since 1987'
This winter's extreme winds caused the biggest loss of trees in in more than 20 years, according to the National Trust.
Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
Warning over hospital superbug rise
Sixteen patients have died in Manchester over the past four years while infected with a highly resistant superbug, figures show.
England 29-18 Wales
England beat Wales 29-18 at Twickenham to win a first Triple Crown in 11 years, ensuring they remain in contention for the Six Nations title.
Sniffing out cancer with electronic noses
Devices that can smell cancer are near to be used in hospitals - and before long we may be able to get a preliminary diagnosis by breathing on our mobile phones.
Russian baddies are back
From the 1930s to present day, Russians have been portrayed as murderous thugs on the big and small screen in the West.
Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
North Koreans vote in elections
North Koreans have been electing new members of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, with only one candidate standing in each district.
Sarkozy phone 'tapped by judges'
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
Fresh deal to end Rio rubbish strike
Rio de Janeiro officials and street cleaners say they have reached a deal to end a strike which has left litter piling up in the Brazilian city.
Beirut rally against domestic abuse
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to demand politicians pass a law against domestic violence.
US general faces assault accuser
A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
Labour promises jobs guarantee
Labour commits to fund a "jobs guarantee" for the long-term unemployed for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins power.
Economy 'to hit 2008 peak by summer'
The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
National lung transplant list urged
Lung disease experts are calling for a new national system to identify lungs for transplant which could double the number of procedures across the UK.
Helicopter in hunt for attack dog
Armed police and a helicopter are used to search a quarry for a dog that attacked a woman near Lincoln.
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In pictures: Escalating Ukraine tensions
Russia tightens military grip on the Crimea
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Refugee who built a business empire
The refugee who fled genocide and built a business empire
VIDEO: Life as an 'illegal' rock star in Iran
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Diamonds: Natural and unnatural wonders
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A year in power for China's leader
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Law and order breaks down ahead of Crimea vote
Law and order breaks down ahead of Crimea vote