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Russia's G8 partners condemn Moscow's military build-up in Ukraine amid fresh diplomatic efforts to avert further escalation of the crisis.
A third of all councils in England and Wales have told BBC Panorama they are subsidising food banks.
Demonstrators take to the streets of Caracas, ignoring President Maduro's pleas for Venezuelans to stop protests during carnival.
How much do you know about animal sleep?
The public strongly supports the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) taking cases of historical sex abuse to court, a survey suggests.
David Cameron and Barack Obama agree that Russia must face "significant costs" if it does not change course over the Ukraine crisis.
In search of Pakistan's reclusive president
Labour is to call for tougher action by police and the intelligence services to tackle online crimes connected with child pornography and terrorism.
North Korea says it will release and deport Australian missionary John Short, 75, held since last month for allegedly distributing religious materials.
Is it good to occasionally do badly at things?
Why Germans aren't really interested in World War One
Two members of Libya's parliament were shot and wounded when protesters stormed the General National Congress in the capital, Tripoli.
An expedition to the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific has revealed that giant eels and crustaceans teem thousands of metres beneath the waves.
'I'm not particularly good' says US tech executive
Thousands of people working across the NHS are doing something different to improve care as part of NHS Change Day.
Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews hold a protest in Jerusalem against plans to conscript them into the Israeli Army.
The business lobby group, the CBI, calls on the chancellor to support growing firms in this year's Budget.
How punishing Putin is testing Obama
Gavin Hewitt looks at how the West might respond to Russia
Why did South Korea reveal its cyber-war plans?