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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
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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.
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
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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
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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