BBC World Service
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Seaweed could help weight loss, research at the University of Newcastle suggests, as it contains a compound which can stop the body absorbing fat.
Photo exhibition shows cultural changes over 50 years
An autographed two-volume set of Adolf Hitler's Nazi book Mein Kampf sells at auction in Los Angeles for $64,850 (£38,700).
Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn gives his wistful debut solo album its first live airing at the inaugural BBC 6 Music Festival in Manchester.
Millions spent but little to show for it in Afghanistan
How did one typeface conquer the world?
Pop star Beyonce is joined on stage by rapper husband Jay-Z as she brings her Mrs Carter world tour to London for the second time.
How to dress the stars for the Oscars red carpet
Jose Mourinho says he would accept defeat at Fulham if it helps them stay in the Premier League, so long as Chelsea win the title.
Uganda's government says the country should stand up to blackmail, after the World Bank postpones a $90m (£54m) loan over the country's controversial anti-gay law.
Captain Stuart Broad says England's bowling in the latter stages of the West Indies innings cost them victory in Antigua.
Will 'El Chapo' Guzman's arrest curb drugs in Chicago?