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New York's financial regulator calls on firms to submit proposals to set up 'regulated' exchanges for digital currencies like Bitcoin.
Arsenal are knocked out of the Champions League as a draw at Bayern Munich sees the holders into the quarter-finals.
Two goals from Diego Costa help Atletico Madrid into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 5-1 aggregate win over AC Milan.
MPs have voted through a controversial measure in the new Care Bill giving ministers powers to close hospitals., even if they are performing well.
The head of the US Senate intelligence committee accuses the CIA of improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff amid an investigation.
Ahead of April's election, separatist Quebec Premier Pauline Marois says an independent Quebec would have no borders or tolls for Canadians.
A collection of the world's oldest masks, dating back to the dawn of civilisation, go on display in Jerusalem.
Governments that carry out drone strikes should carry out independent investigations into civilian deaths, according to a United Nations report.
Israel expresses regret over the death of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge at a border crossing on Monday, saying the incident will be investigated.
A former US teacher who hid a camera in an air freshener to secretly record children is sentenced to 25 years in prison for child pornography.
Manu Tuilagi is set to replace Alex Goode on the England replacements bench for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy.
General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow dies aged 52 of a suspected heart attack.
One of the men travelling on a stolen passport on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is believed to have been looking for a "better life" in Europe.
UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank by assets, reports a record 14bn-euro (£11.7bn; $19bn) loss for 2013 and plans to cut 8,500 jobs.
Libya's parliament dismisses Prime Minister Ali Zeidan after a tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port reportedly breaks through a naval blockade.
Men's Wearhouse agrees to buy rival Jos A Bank for $1.8bn (£1.1bn) ending a takeover battle between the two rivals that had lasted for months.
An agreement is reached between director Lynne Ramsay and producers of Jane Got a Gun, the film she quit days before shooting began.
Jezki wins the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, but the race is overshadowed by the death of Our Conor after a heavy fall.
The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
Military radar suggests the missing Malaysian airliner turned west, away from its planned route, before disappearing, Malaysia's air force says.