BBC World Service
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The Catholic Church's leader - one year on
The plight of Jewish wives who cannot get a divorce
Adult social care in England is under increasing pressure and the government has "no idea" how long the system can cope, an inquiry finds.
A tortoise who may be the oldest living land creature
Three people are killed in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia, as marches mark one month since the current protest movement began.
The UK government should raise its annual aid to Burma from £60m to £100m to help the country reform, despite concerns over human rights, MPs recommend.
US President Barack Obama welcomes Ukraine's new PM to the White House and vows to "stand with Ukraine" in the dispute with Russia.
How Indian Americans helped shape US
Lionel Messi and Dani Alves score as Barcelona knock Manchester City out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage.
The father of a 15-year-old boy, who was killed after being hit by a tear gas canister in Istanbul, has said his son was not a "political symbol".
Zombie thriller The Last of Us takes home five awards, including best game, at the video game Baftas held in London.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fire more than 30 rockets at southern Israel, officials say, prompting retaliatory Israeli air strikes.
Milos Raonic knocks out British number one Andy Murray in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
A Nobel Peace Prize medal from 1936, discovered in a South American pawn shop, is to be sold at auction.
David Miliband has described the international response to the crisis in Syria as the "defining collective failure of this century".
Lee McCulloch nets a first-half hat-trick as Rangers ease to victory over Airdrieonians to clinch the League One title.
Italy's new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a sweeping package of tax cuts, in a bid to revive the country's economy.
It is now one month since three protesters were killed in Venezuela - and there is no sign of the demonstrations stopping.
US regulators launch an investigation into nutrition and weight-loss firm Herbalife, following allegations it has been operating a 'pyramid scheme'.
Malaysia says the last message from a Malaysia Airlines plane suggests everything was normal on board before it vanished over the South China Sea.