BBC World Service
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The number of Australians contracting Hepatitis A after eating frozen berries rises to 14 and spreads to four states.
President Petro Poroshenko calls for UN peacekeepers to be sent to east Ukraine after his forces withdraw from the city of Debaltseve.
An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee, David Hicks, successfully challenges his terrorism conviction in the US.
In Hong Kong and Singapore, markets have sprung up to mark the Lunar New Year. But stall-holders in both cities say takings have not been as high as hoped.
Brazil samba school Beija-Flor wins Rio's carnival by telling the story of Equatorial Guinea - after allegedly being funded by the African nation.
President Barack Obama tells a summit on violent extremism that the US is not at war with Islam, but with "terrorists who pervert it".
The entire board of NSW greyhound racing steps down after revelations of illegal live baiting in the industry emerge.
How controversial comments are upping the political ante
Virgin Australia saw its losses narrow to A$47.8m in the six months to December because of lower oil prices and a cost-cutting programme.
A children's charity is urging an independent all-party review of the UK's childcare system as costs continue to rise, with a 5% increase in a year.
The European Central Bank agrees additional funding to allow Greece more breathing space in the extension of its EU loan.
What constitutes a hate crime and how do you prove it?
A forgotten museum specimen mistaken for a plaster copy is found to be the fossilised remains of a new species of ancient reptile.
The country left guessing as ailing leader clings on
The price the NHS agrees to pay for new medicines in England could cause more harm than good by depleting funds for other services, a report argues.
BBC News looks at how Greece could change its currency, if it decides to leave the eurozone.
Inside the troubled Myanmar town on China's doorstep
Ex-England captain Graham Gooch says Eoin Morgan's side were "embarrassing" in their World Cup defeat by Australia.
Former rap and home improvement star Vanilla Ice is arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in the US state of Florida, police say.
Referee Mark Clattenburg rules out a Porto goal but a late penalty levels their Champions League tie against Basel.