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Boston bombing lawyer: 'It was him'
Defence lawyers do not deny Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's involvement in the deadly bombing but argue that he was coerced by his brother.
Blast 'hits Aleppo intelligence HQ'
Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.
'First human' discovered in Ethiopia
Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years.
India vows rapist interview inquiry
India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.
Leader of Mexico's Zetas cartel held
Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.
Thirty feared dead in Ukraine mine
Some 30 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.
Iraq in bid to encircle IS in Tikrit
Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.
WW2 'Japan battleship wreck found'
US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.
Putin urges end to political murders
Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
Mugabe sued over party sackings
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is sued for wrongful dismissal by two former allies, accused of supporting an assassination attempt against him.
US high court divided over Obamacare
The US Supreme Court appears sharply divided over a healthcare law challenge that could threaten health insurance for eight million Americans.
France seeks 1982 attack arrests
A judge in France issues arrest warrants for three people suspected of being behind a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Rue des Rosiers in Paris.
VIDEO: Ford's white van with built-in bike
The BBC's Dave Lee talks to Ford's chief design engineer Tom Thompson about the company's electric bike project.
VIDEO: Rio at 450: The city in photographs
As Rio celebrates its 450th anniversary, a photographic exhibition offers an insight into the early days of the city's development.
VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school'
As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form.
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VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism
Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.
VIDEO: Boston bombing trial begins
The trial of the man Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of planting bombs at the finishing line of the Boston marathon, begins in the Massachusetts state capital.
VIDEO: 'Green supercar' unveiled in Geneva
An "environmentally friendly" supercar has been unveiled at Geneva's International Motor Show.
VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France
More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.
The lessons from Russia's latest killing
The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall.
Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race?
Hillary Clinton relied exclusively on a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. Is this the kind of "unforced error" that could puncture her air of inevitability?
Can regional force defeat Boko Haram?
Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group.
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.
Can Iraq's army dislodge Islamic State?
As the Iraqi army tries to dislodge Islamic State militants from Tikrit, Michael Knights looks at whether government troops and volunteer brigades are able take the bigger prize of Mosul.
Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch
Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.
Prince condemns illegal ivory trade
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
India surprises with second rate cut
The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.
EU puts off end to roaming charges
EU governments defy the European Parliament by deciding that roaming charges for mobile phone users should remain at least until the end of 2018.
China and US clash over backdoors
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.
Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show
Ford has been showing off two e-bikes at Mobile World Congress as manufacturers start to look beyond the car.
Royal hoax station committed crime
A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.
Blurred Lines track made $16m profit
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.
Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.
Autism appears 'largely genetic'
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.
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.
Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
ODI triple century possible - Clarke
A batsman could soon score 300 in a one-day international, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke.
Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.
Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back
In 2012 an Indian student was raped on a bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists while making a film about the case.
The spy who came in from al-Qaeda
Aimen Dean describes his years working in Afghanistan and London as one of the West's most valuable assets in the fight against militant Islam.
Moles dig for history in Denmark
Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site.
Erdogan fined for statue insult
Turkey's president is fined for making disparaging remarks about a statue in 2011.
Lesotho opposition forms government
Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.
Australian pair moved for execution
Two members of the Bali Nine Australian drug smuggling ring are moved to the Indonesian island where they and other foreigners face execution.
New wave of Paris drone alerts
Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
Brazil in huge ‘oil kickback’ probe
Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.
Kerry to meet Gulf leaders in Riyadh
US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Gulf leaders in Riyadh to address their concerns over a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
US will not charge Darren Wilson
The US justice department has said it will not charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson over the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.
Stepbrother charged with Becky murder
The stepbrother of missing Bristol 16-year-old Becky Watts is charged with her murder.
Farage: Get migration back to normal
Nigel Farage sets out UKIP's plan to cut work-related immigration to the UK but rules out setting a target, as David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the issue.
Lovers convicted of killing girl
A woman and her sadistic lover who created a cyber fantasy world are convicted of killing her young daughter, who suffered 50 injuries.
Family tribute to killed ex-UK marine
The family of a former Royal Marine believed to be the first Briton killed fighting IS extremists in Syria say they are "devastated" but "proud" of their son.
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