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A murderer who spent 12 years denying had killed a pensioner before admitting his guilt is found dead in prison.
The last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose story inspired the musical and Oscar-winning film The Sound of Music, has died aged 99.
Egyptian prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Taliban fighters have killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kunar province close to Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.
Thousands of Zimbabweans attend an official 90th birthday celebration for President Robert Mugabe.
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A former hair stylist for Nicki Minaj sues the star for $30m (£18m), accusing her of selling wigs based on his designs without permission.
Nick Clegg has a "tough gig" debating UK membership of the European Union with UKIP's Nigel Farage, a fellow Lib Dem minister says.
Labour accuses British Gas owner Centrica of scaremongering over the party's planned energy price freeze.
The curator of an exhibition in Italy where artwork was mistakenly thrown away tells the BBC claims surrounding the incident are false.
Unrest in Ukraine poses "many dangers", the UK's foreign secretary says as he prepares for talks with the Russian foreign minister.
Several people are reported to have been killed by a car bomb near a field hospital in northern Syria, close to the border with Turkey.
Facebook has apologised to users and blamed "server issues" after WhatsApp went down for more than two hours.
Alexander Legkov wins gold as hosts Russia dominate the men's 50km cross-country race and finish top of the medal table.
A day after Ukraine's president was dismissed, MPs meet to discuss a future administration with thousands of opposition supporters staying put.
Financial leaders from the 20 biggest economies set a goal of generating $2 trillion in additional output over the next five years.
Gunmen open fire on an anti-government rally in eastern Thailand, killing a five-year-old girl and wounding others, amid escalating tensions.
Taliban fighters kill at least 20 Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kunar province close to Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.
Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr is suspended from the Winter Olympics after testing positive for banned drug EPO.
Venezuelan police and anti-government activists clash in Caracas, as the opposition continues a campaign of protests against President Maduro.