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Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews hold a protest in Jerusalem against plans to conscript them into the Israeli army.
Ukraine's new navy chief swears allegiance to Crimea's unrecognised new authorities, as Nato calls on Russia to de-escalate tension.
Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK is withdrawing from preparations for the G8 summit, because of Russian military action in Crimea.
The crisis in Ukraine is one of the most serious confrontations between Russia and the West in recent years, A clash of old Cold War rivalries as Bridget Kendall reports.
A UN-appointed expert publicly disagrees with the world body and calls for compensation for Haitian victims of a cholera outbreak many blame on peacekeepers.
Why did South Korea reveal its cyber-war plans?
Manuel Pellegrini wins his first trophy in England as Manchester City saw off Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
The tech start-up tracking women's menstrual cycles
England level the one-day international series against West Indies with a nervous three-wicket win in Antigua.
Manuel Pellegrini hopes Manchester City's Capital One Cup final win can help inspire them to a historic domestic Treble.
Manuel Pellegrini hopes Manchester City's Capital One Cup final win can help inspire them to a historic domestic treble.
Is the traditional sari staging a comeback?
Security is tightened in China's Kunming after a knife attack, as witnesses describe horrific scenes and the authorities vow to catch perpetrators.
Pharrell Williams reaches the top of the UK singles chart for the third time with Happy, putting him in a select group of artists to achieve this feat.
Aston Villa ease their relegation worries by beating fellow strugglers Norwich with four first-half goals in 15 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a late equaliser in a fiercely contested Madrid derby as title rivals Real and Atletico draw.
Hundreds of visual-effects artists hold a protest in Hollywood ahead of the Oscars on Sunday.
A volcanic eruption 50km from Guatemala City prompts the authorities to divert planes and consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people.
French director Alain Resnais, whose films spanned French New Wave, surrealism, and British playwrights, has died at the age 91.
Prison officials in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar have been tricked into releasing a dozen Taliban fighters.