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Why England's novice fly-half George Ford could well shatter the poise of Ireland's master, Johnny Sexton, writes Tom Fordyce.
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?
Images from around the world: 27 February
The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.
TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company's computers.
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.
Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.
How Ghana has reversed the exodus of nurses to the UK
The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.
How unusual elections makes outcomes hard to predict
The West must show huge resolve if the Ukrainian ceasefire is to hold, writes Prof Anatol Lieven.
The film star forced to make movies for North Korea
The disappearing books of the New York city subway
Did someone try to impersonate Scarlett on the red carpet?
Ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress, experts propose a variety of reasons why consumers are not buying tablets in the numbers once expected.