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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns the US not to take "hasty steps" over the Ukraine crisis, as tensions remain high in Crimea.
Britain's Jade Etherington wins silver in the women's visually impaired downhill at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
Revelations stemming from the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry, Prince Harry, a lawyers' protest and a shark in the Atlantic make headlines.
Writers, designers and actors on the secrets of success
Ministers are discussing plans to make non-payment of the television licence fee a civil, rather than a criminal, offence.
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
The head of the Metropolitan Police has vowed to win back public trust after a report found officers spied on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
Music piracy in Ivory Coast is a major problem with an estimated 80% of potential revenues lost to boot-legged CDs and illegal downloads.
Is an impersonator at work in Ukraine?
Is an impersonator spreading a pro-Russian message in Ukraine?
Secret recordings of Sarkozy and Bruni stun French right-wing
The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow
For decades Russians have been the ultimate bad guy
Ukrainian and Russian immigrants to the US talk to the BBC about how they see the crisis in their homelands
Government forecasts for what it expects to recoup from closing tax loopholes are vulnerable to "great uncertainty", MPs say.
Nima Abu Wardeh takes a tour of the most expensive superyacht currently on the market.
Scientists at City University, London have developed a machine that they say is able to simulate taste.
What are the strangest sounds in the universe?
Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Jamie Donaldson are one off the lead after day two of the WGC Cadillac Championship.