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Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?
What kitchen strategy makes rice less fattening?
A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence.
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Two Russian MPs from different political parties get married after falling in love in parliament.
A promise by the Greens to bring science funding up to 1% of GDP differs from the statements offered by six party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.
A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
The top Democrat in the US Senate, Harry Reid, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016.
An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has their conviction quashed.
At least two people killed in blast near hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, eyewitnesses tell BBC.
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are about to undertake a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting in its collection thought to have been stolen by the Nazis.
A UK female military medic who tested positive for Ebola is being discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in London after being declared free of the virus.
Several people are thought to be missing after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse, with fires still smouldering.
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
The sealed tomb of King Richard III is unveiled after a service in Leicester Cathedral.
Bringing back Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team, says former Australia coach John Buchanan.