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A British farmer claims to have developed a new variety of red onion which does not cause people to cry when it is chopped.
Does your music player's 'random' button actually do what it says?
BBC News looks at how Greece could change its currency, if it decides to leave the eurozone.
Inside the troubled Myanmar town on China's doorstep
Former rap and home improvement star Vanilla Ice is arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in the US state of Florida, police say.
President Petro Poroshenko calls for UN peacekeepers to be sent to eastern Ukraine after his forces withdraw from the besieged city of Debaltseve.
An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee, David Hicks, successfully challenges his terrorism conviction in the US.
After wining best international band at the NME Awards, Foo Fighters announce they are topping Friday night at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
A woman travelling with her one-year-old son is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Referee Mark Clattenburg awards a disputed penalty that gives Porto the edge in their Champions League tie against Basel.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores for the first time in a month as Real Madrid beat Schalke in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
Trying to keep Chinese shadow puppetry alive
What Hong Kong's new year fair says about the city
The asylum seekers shunted from Australia to Papua New Guinea
Ex-England captain Graham Gooch says Eoin Morgan's side were "embarrassing" in their World Cup defeat by Australia.
Officials at the Federal Reserve are unlikely to raise interest rates soon, the latest minutes from the bank's January meeting have revealed.
US President Barack Obama has said the fight against violent extremism cannot be won by military power alone.
A man in Nova Scotia has been rescued from a snow storm after being mistaken for a seal.
US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won and was then stripped of seven Tour de France titles, pleads guilty to careless driving in the ski resort of Aspen.
Did the West's "limited intervention" policy lead Libya down a path of destruction, the BBC's James Robbins asks.