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The annual South by Southwest festival has kicked off in Austin, Texas. The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor soaks up the atmosphere.
Animated film Room on the Broom scoops a prize at the British Animation Awards, less than a week after losing out at the Oscars.
The hazards of being single, divorced or widowed in India
South Africa expels three Rwandan diplomats in connection with an attack on the home of an exiled Rwandan dissident, diplomatic sources say.
After ceasing publication last summer, one man has risked all, by reviving the European Rail Timetable, the backpacker's bible
How the InterRail timetable was born again
A man and a woman are charged with causing or allowing the death of a two-year-old girl who ingested the heroin substitute methadone.
A former head teacher is cleared of acting inappropriately by asking a police officer to tell pupils off for not smiling for a photo.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is expected to field just one candidate in May's European election.
The 2014 Winter Paralympics are opened by Russian president Vladimir Putin in a spectacular ceremony in Sochi.
Wales lose lock Luke Charteris to injury for Sunday's Six Nations clash against England with Jake Ball taking over.
Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
England coach Stuart Lancaster says a win over Wales can have a psychological impact on next year's World Cup.
A deal on sharing control of the pound between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK is "unlikely", analysts at the global bank Citigroup say.
The heads of Russia's two houses of parliament say they will support Crimea if the region votes to leave Ukraine in a referendum on 16 March.
That Carson Yeung can retain a 15% stake in Birmingham despite being sentenced to six years in jail shows the flaws in the system, says David Bond
The man who provoked fights just to go viral online
An investigation is launched after "unexpectedly low" grades for new GCSE English language exams sat in January.
Some primary schools will struggle to comply with Nick Clegg's free school meal scheme, a senior Tory MP warns.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are criticised for employing foreign domestic staff after a minister attacked the "metropolitan elite" for using cheap migrant workers.