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Were John Travolta's Oscars greetings inappropriate?
Gerbils from Asia rather than black rats were responsible for repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe, a study suggests.
Can South African cricket attract non-white players?
Could IS fighters cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe?
Defeat shakes Hungary's ruling party
How the drink Italians gulp before battle is making a comeback
The government names 70 companies that have failed to pay workers the minimum wage.
What does being a pathologists really involve?
Greece has unveiled an early summary of the reforms demanded of eurozone leaders in order to secure a bailout extension.
Peers will decide later whether to make the historic move to allow the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.
How long will prices remain this cheap?
The UK offshore oil and gas industry saw its worst performance for four decades last year, according to a survey by Oil & Gas UK.
BBC News looks at why oil prices have been falling, and what the impact has been.
Israeli intelligence took a different view of Iran's nuclear capabilities from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a leaked cable suggests.
There were dramatic scenes outside a court in the Maldives where the country's former president Mohamed Nasheed was to attend a hearing.
Australia is investigating dozens of allegations of sexual abuse of asylum seekers in detention centres.
Profits at mining giant BHP Billiton fall 31% due to the falling price of iron ore, coal, copper and other commodities.
US President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with the emir of Qatar on Tuesday. They may talk about hostage negotiations.
The plan to turn 11km of a Canadian city into an ice rink
Mayoral races rarely make national headlines, but hopeful 2016 Democrats will be glued to the race in Chicago on Tuesday.