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Netanyahu warns US over Iran deal
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:09:35 GMT - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an Iran nuclear deal could "pave Iran's path to the bomb", in a contentious speech to the US Congress.
Emwazi father 'in state of shock'
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:10 GMT - The father of Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi is in "shock" as he helps officials build a profile of his son, the BBC is told after the first meeting with him.
Ex-CIA chief in federal charge plea
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:20:18 GMT - David Petraeus, a former four-star general, reaches a plea deal with the US Justice Department in which he will admit to mishandling classified materials.
Russians bid farewell to Nemtsov
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:54:44 GMT - Thousands of Russians bid farewell to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov during his funeral in the capital Moscow.
Paris journalist fined over drone
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:55:11 GMT - An Al Jazeera journalist is fined €1,000 (£725;$1,120) for flying a drone in Paris in the midst of a security alert sparked by unexplained drone sightings.
Fierce clashes around Iraq's Tikrit
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:25:03 GMT - Fierce clashes are taking place in and around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, as soldiers and militiamen attack Islamic State positions, officials say.
Clinton under scrutiny over emails
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:59:47 GMT - Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a personal email account when she was US secretary of state is probed as a possible violation of federal rules.
Chile's Villarrica volcano erupts
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:50:00 GMT - The Villarrica volcano, one of the most active in South America, erupts in southern Chile, spewing ash and lava into the air.
Stalin wiped from Soviet Gulag museum
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:58:41 GMT - A Soviet prison camp from the Stalin era - the only one fully preserved - no longer exists as a museum dedicated to political prisoners, its director says.
India's Maharashtra state bans beef
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:17:22 GMT - The Indian president approves a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.
Bali Nine men to leave for execution
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:56:35 GMT - Authorities in Bali confirm that two Australian drug smugglers will be transferred on Wednesday to the island where they will be executed.
Ebola nations 'need huge aid plan'
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:49:29 GMT - Liberia's president calls for an aid package for the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa along the lines of the post-WWII Marshall Plan.
VIDEO: 'Green supercar' unveiled in Geneva
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:51:55 GMT - An "environmentally friendly" supercar with has been unveiled at Geneva's International Motor Show.
VIDEO: Tourists flock to Japan's Cat Island
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:36:12 GMT - Tourists from around Japan have been flocking to a tiny fishing community, to see what has been nicknamed Cat Island.
VIDEO: 3800 couples in mass wedding
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:35:08 GMT - Around 3,800 couples from the Unification Church have taken part in a mass wedding in Gapyeong, South Korea.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:54:27 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:38:13 GMT - More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila.
VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:52:01 GMT - 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.
VIDEO: BBC retraces Selma rights march
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:57:15 GMT - America is closing in on the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal moments of the country's civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery.
VIDEO: Japan seeks to reboot innovation
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:39:49 GMT - Mariko Oi reports from Japan on the country's quest to rediscover its innovative spirit with "game-changing" products.
Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race?
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:22:14 GMT - 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?
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:56:37 GMT - Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group.
Signs of strain for European Union
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:38:48 GMT - Our new Europe editor on strains showing inside the EU
Netanyahu's speech 'win-win' for Iran
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:32:34 GMT - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress is a strategic moment for Tehran, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
VIDEO: How much coffee is good for you?
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:30 GMT - BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease.
What next for Russia's opposition?
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:07 GMT - It is time for the Kremlin's opponents to stop jostling for primacy and let the Russian people take the lead, writes Konstantin von Eggert.
VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army?
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:23:17 GMT - Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?
'Spocking' not illegal, Canada says
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:11:39 GMT - The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law.
Weasel rides on woodpecker's back
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:33:09 GMT - An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.
Fiat boss wary over tech challenge
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:40:56 GMT - The traditional motor industry would be foolish to ignore moves by Google and Apple into car technology, says Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne.
Aston Martin targets female buyers
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:59:04 GMT - Aston Martin plans to broaden its range of cars to include new sportscars and a small SUV, to attract younger and female buyers.
Plane battery ban over safety concern
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:13:44 GMT - United Airlines has announced that it will no longer carry bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries as new tests reveal they could cause fires.
Blackberry Leap has no physical keys
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:40:44 GMT - Blackberry targets young career builders with its all-touch-screen Leap smartphone.
Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:33:25 GMT - Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.
Conductor Simon Rattle to join LSO
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:06:43 GMT - Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over as music director at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017.
Scientists produce TB-resistant cows
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:37 GMT - Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.
Ministers issue spaceport shortlist
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:35:17 GMT - Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.
Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:08:56 GMT - 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.
Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:03:22 GMT - Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.
Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:51:47 GMT - McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March on medical advice.
Zimbabwe game 'now big' for Ireland
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:34:48 GMT - Ireland's William Porterfield says Saturday's game with Zimbabwe is key after the World Cup hammering by South Africa.
The dogged old man of the badlands
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:05:28 GMT - Chris Haslam meets a man determined to see his remarkable life in the mountains as quite mundane.
Are humans getting cleverer?
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:03:55 GMT - What is behind the so-called Flynn Effect - the pattern of rising IQ scores around the world?
Iceland paper published back to front
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:19 GMT - An Icelandic newspaper publishes an issue back to front in honour of its audience's traditional reading habits.
Moles dig for history in Denmark
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:10 GMT - Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site.
Kenya leader sets fire to tusks
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:21:37 GMT - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to 15 tonnes of elephant ivory as part of the East African nation's efforts to curb poaching.
Myanmar students defy police
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:22:20 GMT - Hundreds of students protesting against an education bill in Myanmar have defied an order to disperse despite being surrounded by police.
French families fight shipwreck case
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:13:29 GMT - Eleven years after the deaths of five sailors in the mysterious sinking of a French trawler, their families have launched a final appeal in court.
US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:06:48 GMT - Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.
Iran rejects US nuclear freeze call
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:49:54 GMT - Iran rejects as "excessive and illogical" a demand by US President Obama that it freeze sensitive nuclear activity for at least 10 years.
End in sight to US shutdown impasse
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:50:33 GMT - The US House of Representatives will vote on a security funding bill that will not rollback the president's recent immigration reforms.
Sex abuse on industrial scale - PM
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:10:56 GMT - Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said.
Body parts found in Becky search
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:37:13 GMT - The family of missing teenager Becky Watts say they are "devastated" as police reveal body parts are discovered at a house in Bristol.
'Lethal failures' led to baby deaths
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:11:09 GMT - A "lethal mix" of failures at a Cumbrian hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of 11 babies and one mother, an inquiry rules.
Phone hacking 'rife' at Mirror papers
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:28:00 GMT - Phone hacking was "rife" at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People from 1999 to 2006, a court hears.
In pictures: Dealing with addiction
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:01:08 GMT - David Stewart's pictures of people coping with addiction
Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:17 GMT - Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva Motor Show
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy: Life in pictures
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:08:51 GMT - Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died
Day in pictures: 2 March 2015
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:33:44 GMT - Images from around the world: 2 March
Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:56:41 GMT - News photos from around the world
Halfway in 24-year photo project
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:50:50 GMT - Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
Day in pictures: 27 February 2015
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:22:17 GMT - Images from around the world: 27 February
Your pictures: Gardens
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:13:02 GMT - Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens
Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:15:45 GMT - Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back
The spy who came in from al-Qaeda
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:18:01 GMT - The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6
What people see instead of darkness
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:51:06 GMT - What do you see when you close your eyes?
Indians with a beef about the beef ban
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:59:04 GMT - Thousands rally against the ban on beef in India
Day in pictures: 3 March 2015
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:53:08 GMT - Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours
The art of before-and-after pictures
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:44:33 GMT - Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?
Under the Dome: The climate film taking China by storm
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:39:33 GMT - Chinese climate film inspired by baby's tumour goes viral
Europe's environment - good news and bad
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:11:39 GMT - Europe struggling to protect soil and wildlife
How Iran is involved in battle for Tikrit
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:27:33 GMT - How Iran is playing a key role in Iraq's fight to retake Tikrit
Rebooting innovation in Japan
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:00:45 GMT - What has happened to Japan's inventors?

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