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- Missing Malaysia jet 'a mystery'
- The fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains "a mystery", says Malaysia's civil aviation chief, with hijacking not ruled out.
- 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.
- Bayern boss Hoeness in tax trial
- Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, goes on trial accused him of avoiding more than 3.5m euros (£2.9m) in tax.
- Pistorius guard defends testimony
- A security guard defends his account of phone calls with South African athlete Oscar Pistorius after the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp.
- 'Long-dead Mexico drug lord killed'
- Officials in Michoacan, Mexico say that they have shot dead drug lord Nazario Moreno - The Craziest One - who was reported killed in 2010.
- El Salvador vote 'too close to call'
- Electoral authorities in El Salvador say with the preliminary count finished in the presidential election the poll remains too close to call.
- Assad forces 'starving' refugee camp
- Starvation of civilians is being used as a weapon of war by Syria, Amnesty International says, with 128 dying as a result in Yarmouk camp in Damascus.
- Asian markets tumble on weak data
- Asian shares fall after both China and Japan released disappointing economic data, worrying investors about a slowdown in the region.
- 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.
- Man 'used drone to smuggle drugs'
- A man is arrested and charged for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison using a drone, Australian police say.
- Kim Jong-un in 'unanimous poll win'
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say.
- VIDEO: Live coverage of Pistorius trial
- Live coverage of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.
- 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: One-minute World News
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- VIDEO: Missing Malaysia jet 'a mystery'
- Malaysia says it is widening the search for the airliner that disappeared on a flight to Beijing on Friday night.
- VIDEO: Biden comments anger Venezuela
- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reacted angrily to comments made by US Vice President Joe Biden about ongoing protests in the country.
- VIDEO: UN's food worries for Syrians
- The World Food Programme says it has a serious funding shortfall for its work in Syria.
- VIDEO: Rubbish piles up on Rio streets
- Rio Carnival officially ended on Wednesday but piles of rubbish left on the city's streets are still waiting be collected.
- VIDEO: Japanese astronaut takes ISS command
- Koichi Wakata is the first Japanese astronaut in history to take up the post of commander on the International Space Station
- 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.
- World's largest banana firm created
- Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
- 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.
- 300 film sequel slays competition
- 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2006 hit 300, slayed the competition at cinemas this weekend, earning $45.1m (£27m) in the US and Canada and an additional $87.8m (£52.6m) worldwide.
- 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.
- App set to map the oceans' plankton
- A study calls on the world’s sailors and seafarers to help map the oceans’ phytoplankton, microscopic plants that form the bedrock of marine food chains.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gallagher wins Paralympic gold
- Kelly Gallagher wins Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold with victory in the Super-G event in Sochi.
- 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.
- Migrants die in Yemen boat sinking
- Forty-two African migrants have drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, according to officials.
- Tencent buys 15% stake in JD.com
- China's Tencent Holdings buys a 15% stake in e-commerce site JD.com as it looks to grab a larger share of the country's online shopping market.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 extends jobs guarantee pledge
- 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.
- Quarry dog attack: Man arrested
- The owner of a dog that attacked a woman in Lincoln and left her with "devastating injuries" is arrested.
- 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.
- Born a refugee: Syrian children of the camp
- Syrian children of the camp
- Week in pictures: 1-7 March 2014
- Some of the best news photos this week
- Day in pictures: 7 March 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 7 March
- In pictures: Venezuela remembers Chavez
- First anniversary of President Chavez's death
- Your pictures: Nature
- Readers' photos on the theme of nature
- Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
- A selection of photos from around Wales
- Day in pictures: 6 March 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 6 March
- Day in pictures: 5 March 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 5 March
- Arms wide open
- The story behind Rio's Christ the Redeemer
- Do skiing apps encourage dangerous behaviour?
- Do skiing apps encourage speed and recklessness?
- A year in power for China's leader
- How China's leader boosted his power in a year of dogged change
- Commonwealth Day Quiz
- What's hidden inside the Queen's Baton?
- What's gone wrong with Italian football?
- What has gone wrong with Italian football?
- Should Hebden Bridge be the UK's second city?
- Should little Hebden Bridge be the UK's second city?
- 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
- Meet the forbidden Iranian pop group who are to tour the US
- Diamonds: Natural and unnatural wonders
- Would you propose with a man-made diamond?
- In pictures: Photographing Africa
- Harry Hook's portraits of rural Africa
- Law and order breaks down ahead of Crimea vote
- Law and order breaks down ahead of Crimea vote
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