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Turkey's prime minister has accused his enemies in the police of trying to bring him and his AKP government down.
More than 100 people are arrested in the biggest ever crackdown on fake share deals - so-called "boiler room" fraud - led by City of London Police.
Analysis of last year's pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire has concluded they were ineffective and inhumane, the BBC understands.
The US urges all sides to avoid provocations over Ukraine and says it will watch Russia's actions amid heightened tensions.
An MI5 agent who pretended to have links to the Gestapo secretly controlled a vast network of Nazi sympathisers, newly-released files reveal.
North Korea has test-fired four short-range missiles, officials in the South say, in response to South Korea's military exercises with the US.
At the White House, President Barack Obama spoke about the anger he felt as a young man growing up without his father.
UKIP holds its spring conference on Friday, with leader Nigel Farage looking to galvanise support ahead of May's European elections.
A California law that bans drivers from talking on mobile phones without a hands-free device does not bar them looking at map apps, a court rules.
Spain's famous Altamira caves with their ice-age paintings have briefly opened to the public, for the first time in 12 years.
Security forces in Venezuela use tear gas to break up a student demonstration that ended in clashes in the capital, Caracas.
US President Barack Obama calls for a national campaign to improve opportunities for black and Hispanic boys and young men.
Japanese consumers are on a spending spree ahead of a sales tax hike, and companies are increasing production to meet growing demand.
Brazil's indigenous communities face skyrocketing murder rate
Secret world of collaborators puts Palestinians in line for an Oscar
A strange encounter with Meredith Kercher's convicted killer
Why are attacks on doctors by their patients on the rise in China?
Attacks by patients on doctors in China are rising rapidly, with hospitals suffering an average of one violent attack every two weeks, according to state media.
Dietary fat makes a comeback
As the Oscars red carpet is unfurled on Hollywood Boulevard, the BBC's Peter Bowes gives a guide to who will be where.