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The country where you'll find No Fingers, Stutterer and White Hair
The restaurants that thrive on insulting their diners
How does a children's illustrator bring imagination to life?
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
Four Nigerian men receive 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicts them of gay sex, officials say.
The BBC's Christian Fraser has gained rare access to the Ukrainian fleet stranded in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, surrounded by Russian forces.
There are angry exchanges between the DUP and the chief constable over the issue of On the Runs at the policing board.
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
Obama keen to prevent escalation over Ukraine, says Mark Mardell
Former home secretary Jack Straw has told MPs the revelations of police corruption around the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry are the most shameful he has heard in his 35-year parliamentary career.
Why this Six Nations fixture matters so much
A passenger flight from Lebanon to Iraq is forced to turn around because a government minister's son was angry about missing it, officials say.
Apart from the well-known Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet flags, several other flags have been seen in the protests in Ukraine. What do they mean?
First anniversary of President Chavez's death
A survey to mark World Book Day has found that the majority of books found in British houses have not been read. Why?
Theresa May announces a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
The A83 has been closed again at the Rest And Be Thankful again because of another landslip.
The religious custom of slaughtering animals by slitting their throats and draining the blood should be adapted to prevent suffering, says the leader of Britain's vets.