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The Viking story has fascinated people for centuries. But as a major exhibition opens at the British Museum, have we got them wrong?
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is to move to Italian side Inter Milan in the summer.
A museum in Amsterdam acquires two artworks by Steve McQueen, the Turner Prize-winning artist turned film-maker whose 12 Years a Slave was named best picture at this year's Academy Awards.
Pope Francis uses a rare interview to launch a defence of the Catholic Church's record on tackling sexual abuse by priests.
Birmingham's NEC Group is to be sold to help pay legal claims over equal pay totalling more than £1bn.
Labour urges a report on the impact of non-EU immigration on the UK to be published - but No 10 says it is not ready.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are to hold talks to try to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis.
The BBC is considering making BBC Three a wholly online channel in an attempt to cut costs, according to reports.
Gunfire erupts inside the main army barracks in South Sudan's capital, Juba, where clashes last year sparked wider conflict.
At least six Pakistani soldiers are killed in a bombing in the north-west, as violence continues despite an apparent ceasefire with militants.
Official figures show that February was Singapore's driest month in nearly 150 years, as drought continues to hit the wider region.
Actor Michael Le Vell, who plays Coronation Street's Kevin Webster, is to take a break from the show to get help for "personal issues", ITV confirms.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar amid accusations that it has meddled in the internal affairs of other Gulf countries.
Complaints pile up for eight years because Indian police officers did not know a computer password.
China has announced plans to focus on economic growth and reducing pollution at the opening of its annual parliamentary session in Beijing.
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Officers will be told they should no longer pool their recollections before writing up notes on serious incidents, the BBC understands.
Fiji's military leader Frank Bainimarama, who seized power in a coup in 2006, resigns to contest national elections set for September.
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