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Violent protests spread in Bosnia

Bosnian protesters set fire to the presidential and other government buildings in Sarajevo and in Tuzla as unrest grows over political and economic issues.

First civilians evacuated from Homs

The first civilians are evacuated from the besieged city of Homs in Syria, under a temporary ceasefire deal.

Glittering ceremony opens Sochi 2014

The 22nd Winter Olympics open with a spectacular ceremony in the Russian resort city of Sochi.

Dieudonne acquitted in French case

French comedian Dieudonne is acquitted over a video where he called for the release of a man who tortured and murdered a Jew.

Merkel condemns US over EU insult

Germany's Angela Merkel says a US official's apparent insult of the EU's work in Ukraine in a leaked recording is "totally unacceptable".

Actor Hoffman mourned at funeral

Show business luminaries and friends and family of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman pay their respects to the late actor at a funeral in New York City.

ICC opens CAR war crime probe

The ICC's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in the Central African Republic.

US official admits North Korea leaks

A US state department official pleads guilty to passing classified information on North Korea to a Fox News journalist.

Panama Canal work stops in cost row

The Spanish-led consortium working on a project to widen the Panama Canal confirms work has been suspended amid a row over cost overruns.

Man tries to climb White House fence

The US Secret Service arrests a man carrying two bags as he tries to climb over the White House fence.

Cyprus reunification talks to resume

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus are to resume following agreement between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on a negotiations roadmap.

Worker dies at World Cup stadium

A construction worker dies in an accident at the Manaus stadium, where England and Italy are due to play their opening World Cup match.

S Korea to sell 'bullying insurance'

One of South Korea's biggest insurance firms is to offer the country's first policy against bullying.

VIDEO: Earliest UK human footprints found

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk coast in the east of England.

VIDEO: Osprey aircraft: Helicopter or plane?

Frank Gardner looks at the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft - an important tool as the US expands its military operations in the Horn of Africa

AUDIO: Boy risked Tunnel death to reach UK

An Afghan boy has told the BBC how he smuggled himself into Britain by hiding on a Channel Tunnel train.

VIDEO: Delhi air 'cocktail of poisonous gas'

Growing levels of air pollution in Delhi have led to an increase in reports of respiratory illnesses, doctors have said.

VIDEO: Bletchley code-breaking re-enacted

The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park has staged a re-enactment of the breaking of the German Lorenz machine code using a rebuilt Colossus computer and a reconditioned Tunny cipher machine.

VIDEO: Typhoon Haiyan's devastating legacy

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm to ever hit the Philippines, many people who fled their devastated homes have still been unable to return.

AUDIO: Finnish company 'makes Sochi snow'

Mikko Martikainen, chief executive of Snow Secure, explains how his company provided snow for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

VIDEO: Where are Kiev's missing activists?

As many as 20 opposition activists in Ukraine are still unaccounted for - weeks after they were reported missing, the BBC has learned.

Kazakh leader floats renaming country

The President of Kazakhstan suggests changing the country's name, saying the "stan" at the end puts people off.

'Longest polar journey' completed

A British adventurer and a former French rugby player claim to have set a world record for the "longest polar journey on foot in history".

US jobs growth lower than expected

The US economy added a weaker-than-expected 113,000 jobs in January, figures show, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.6%.

Republicans doubt immigration deal

Republican House Speaker John Boehner says his party has all but ruled out passing a bill on immigration before November's midterm elections.

Violent clashes at Rio fares protest

Hundreds of Brazilian demonstrators clash with riot police in Rio de Janeiro, in a protest against a rise in public transport fares.

Mass grave found in Michoacan state

Mexico police find four severed heads and a mass grave in the troubled western state of Michoacan, where vigilantes are fighting a notorious drug cartel.

Two gold miners die in South Africa

Two miners in South Africa die in accidents at Harmony Gold mines, as the search continues for another miner missing after an earlier deadly fire.

Twin bombs target Cairo police

Six police officers are wounded after two bombs go off in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Drug convict Corby granted parole

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has been granted parole after serving nine years in prison, Indonesia announces.

Abbott: New asylum policy 'working'

PM says tough policies are "working", amid apparent footage of an asylum boat being towed back and ongoing claims of abuse.

Storm Qumaira batters western France

A fierce storm batters the west of France, leaving 55,000 people without power and flooding homes and businesses in Brittany.

ECB debt plan referred to EU court

Germany's constitutional court refers the European Central Bank's bond-buying plan to the European Court of Justice.

Israel removes Jordan Valley protest

Israel's removal of a protest camp and a rise in Palestinian property demolitions highlight sensitivity over the Jordan Valley.

Iraq forces 'abuse' women in prisons

The Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting them to torture and abuse, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

Environment boss 'let everyone down'

Residents of the flood-hit Somerset Levels accuse Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith of "letting everyone down", as he and David Cameron visited the area.

Cameron: Seven months to save UK

David Cameron urges the rest of the UK to tell Scots to reject independence in an emotional speech - but Alex Salmond accuses the PM of being scared to take part in a debate with him.

Budweiser ends FA Cup sponsorship

The Football Association confirms it is looking for a new sponsor for the FA Cup as Budweiser decides not to renew its £9m-a-year deal.

SAC trader guilty of insider dealing

A former manager at SAC Capital, a major US hedge fund founded by billionaire Steven Cohen, is found guilty of insider trading.

UK trade deficit narrows in December

The UK's trade deficit narrowed in December to its smallest since July 2012, but manufacturing growth was weaker than expected, figures show.

No bigger game for Scotland - Denton

David Denton believes Scotland can recover from a shaky Six Nations start to overcome England at Murrayfield.

West Ham fail with Carroll appeal

An independent tribunal upholds West Ham striker Andy Carroll's three-match suspension after the club threatened legal action.

Vidic's Man Utd exit 'mutually agreed'

Manchester United boss David Moyes says the departure of captain Nemanja Vidic is "right for club and player".

Anderson film opens Berlin festival

Wes Anderson's latest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opens the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews.

Amazon launches second pilot season

Amazon announces 10 new pilot shows including dramas starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Malcolm McDowell and Jeffrey Tambor.

Latest Fourth Plinth works unveiled

A skeletal riderless horse and a 10-metre-high thumbs up are the latest works that will take their place on the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.

VIDEO: Record snowfall turns village white

Record snowfall in the north of Italy has left some people trapped in their homes.

VIDEO: Bieber hands over trainers on jail CCTV

Police have released footage of pop star Justin Bieber in Miami Beach jail following his arrest on 23 January.

VIDEO: Inside court Spanish royal must face

For the first time in Spanish history, a member of the royal family will appear in court on Saturday to be questioned in a major corruption scandal.

VIDEO: Clashes at Rio fare rise protest

Hundreds of people in Brazil have clashed with police during a protest against increased fares for public transport.

VIDEO: Australia asylum video sparks row

A video showing what appears to be a lifeboat full of asylum seekers being towed by an Australian vessel has been obtained by the country's national broadcaster.

VIDEO: Sleepwalker statue 'scaring' students

Student reaction to statue of nearly-nude sleepwalker at a Massachusetts college

VIDEO: Stolen Stradivarius unveiled by police

Milwaukee police say they think they have recovered a rare Stradivarius violin valued at $5m (£3m) stolen last month

VIDEO: Severe snow strikes Austria

Large parts of Europe have been hit by severe weather, with snow, rain and high winds causing disruption in several countries.

Why Schapelle's story grips Australia

Why Schapelle Corby's story grips Australia

Man travels 1,000 miles to claim bogus prize

Why no-one should believe they've won the 'BBC lottery'

VIDEO: Iran handout backfires in 'shame'

Free-food scheme backfires on Iran's president

Can Indonesia's 'zoo of death' turn things around?

Can troubled Indonesia zoo turn things around?

The Jewish fear of intermarriage

Why many Jews consider marrying non-Jews to be taboo

VIDEO: Asia Beats: Indonesia’s Klantink

Indonesian group goes from busking to the big time

US ups operations in Horn of Africa

Why Djibouti is the Horn of Africa's garrison town

Painting in the skyline above New York's streets

How New York's billboard artists are staging a comeback

Keeping a Colossal secret

Lifting the lid on a Colossal WWII code-breaking secret

Indian car show goes on despite a slump in sales

India's car makers are optimistic despite falling sales

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