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- Iraqi army drives IS out of key town
- The US military says Iraqi forces have pushed Islamic State fighters out of the town of al-Baghdadi amid a wider offensive by government troops.
- Brazil's Petrobras scandal deepens
- Brazil's Supreme Court backs an investigation into dozens of politicians over their alleged involvement in a corrupt scheme involving state oil firm Petrobras.
- Missing MH370 plane 'will be found'
- Malaysia's transport minister tells the BBC he is confident the missing MH370 aircraft will be found in the southern Indian Ocean.
- Mali nightclub attack kills four
- At least four people - two of them Europeans - are killed in an attack on a nightclub in Mali's capital city of Bamako.
- Slimming 'boosts male fertility'
- New approaches to improving the fertility of obese men are presented by researchers from two Canadian universities.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- 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.
- Sorry seems to be the easiest word
- People seem to be quick to apologise for wrongdoing these days, says Rob Broomby - but are they really saying it is their fault?
- 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.
- 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.
- 'Light pipes' key to colour vision
- Physicists pin down precisely how pipe-shaped cells in our retina filter the incoming colours.
- 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.
- 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.
- The man who posted himself to Australia
- In 1964 Australian athlete Reg Spiers sent himself from London to Australia in a wooden box - he was transported as freight in the cargo hold of a plane.
- Overheard on the ladies' coach
- On Delhi metro's coach reserved for women, ladies openly share their experiences - here are a few overheard conversations, illustrated by cartoonist Priya Kuriyan.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Snowden yearns for Switzerland move
- The fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tells a Swiss audience he would love to get asylum in Switzerland.
- Syria girls' families accuse police
- Relatives of three UK schoolgirls believed to be in Syria criticise police for not passing on "vital" information before they disappeared.
- Every police force facing major cuts
- Every police force in England and Wales is preparing for dealing with major budget cuts over the next five years, BBC research finds.
- Scotland 'cannot afford' Tory win
- Scotland cannot afford the risk of the Conservatives emerging as the largest party in the May UK election, Labour leader Ed Miliband will say.
- NHS 'whistleblower' demands new job
- A former NHS boss who says he was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has called for an apology and a "comparable" job.
- Day in pictures: 6 March 2015
- Images from around the world: 6 March
- 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
- Flight MH370: Could it have been suicide?
- Struggling to explain the course of the missing plane MH370
- The lavish lifestyle of India's royalty
- The lavish lifestyle of India's royal families
- Race relations 50 years after Selma
- How far have US race relations come?
- Week in pictures: 28 February - 6 March 2015
- A selection of the best news photographs from around the world
- Nigeria in pictures: Hairdressing money spinner
- Nigerian hairstyling - more lucrative than banking?
- Five reasons some people prefer bars of soap to liquid soap
- Five reasons some people prefer bars of soap to liquid soap
- 10 things we didn't know last week
- People unwittingly sniff hands after handshakes, and more nuggets
- VIDEO: Meet my transgender kid
- Parents tell their children's transition stories in public
- Ukraine's elderly flee conflict
- Ukraine's elderly flee country's bitter conflict
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