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At least 69 people have been killed in an attack on villages in Katsina state, north-western Nigeria, officials and witnesses say.
The atmosphere at the News of the World was "quite bullying and menacing", its former royal editor tells the Old Bailey phone-hacking trial.
Russia begins new military exercises, involving more than 8,000 troops and large artillery, close to Ukraine's borders amid ongoing regional tension.
The top US prosecutor backs a proposal to shorten prison sentences for most drug dealers, reserving harsher penalties for violent offenders.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will be out for at least four weeks after scans reveal a significant hamstring injury.
The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says a truce with Israel has been restored after a day of heavy cross-border rocket and air strikes.
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Former Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona is arrested in north London and cautioned by police for common assault.
The BBC's Tim Muffett reports from The Big Bang science fair where he meets a former astronaut and sees a Lego computer solve a Rubik's cube in seconds.
US retail sales rose for the first time in two months in February, official figures show, after the country suffered its third coldest winter on record.
Iranians are hoping the Persian New Year will bring better financial fortunes, as Lyse Doucet reports.
Bayern Munich football boss Uli Hoeness is jailed for three years and six months for tax evasion by a court in Germany.
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A woman who killed her pet kitten by cooking it in a microwave because she thought it had attacked her goldfish is jailed for 14 weeks.
A widow's legal battle to keep dead husband's frozen sperm is finally over after the fertility regulator said it would not take the case back to the courts.
Around 2,000 people, including Sir Terry Wogan and Joanna Lumley, are arriving at a memorial service for Sir David Frost in London.
Israeli warplanes have struck 29 targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket barrage from Gaza into Israel, the military has said. Quentin Sommerville reports from the Israel-Gaza border.
Nigeria sends a "strongly worded" protest to South Africa about a "merciless attack" by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town.
German prosecutors are seeking a jail term of more than five years for Uli Hoeness, the president of European football champions Bayern Munich.
The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) calls for action against the Maier Museum of Art for selling George Bellows' Men of the Docks to the National Gallery.