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Iranian cinema is back in the spotlight after new films at both the Berlin Film Festival and Tehran's Fajr Festival, the BBC's Camelia Sadeghzadeh reports.
Thousands of women join protests in several Turkish cities over the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted a rape attempt.
Officials in Canada have branded as ''murderous misfits'' a gang they say planned to kill as many people as possible in a massacre on Valentine's Day.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko formally gives the order for a ceasefire at a news conference where he ''strongly demands'' that the truce is fulfilled.
The first British fish and chip shop has opened in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, serving up a taste of the UK to locals.
From Beckham picking up petrol money and Moyes cutting his managerial teeth, the stories that link Man Utd and Preston.
Television celebrity and former Loose Women star Carol McGiffin reveals that she was diagnosed with cancer in April.
HSBC has published an apology in several Sunday newspapers following allegations that its Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.
People claiming the new Universal Credit benefit get work more quickly, and earn more, than those on Jobseeker's Allowance, the government says.
London mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his US citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain".
When Large Hadron Collider fires up again after its upgrade, scientists will be hoping to find a new particle they say could "rock the world".
Doctors have stored more than one and a half thousand beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.
Helping people through the darkest of days
Confessions of a British carnival dancer in Rio
Scientists who study geoengineering say Earth's next major volcanic eruption could signal whether the technique might help mitigate global warming.
What does Syria's president really think about his country's civil war?
The literary festival that breathes life into Lahore
A historical allegation of rape made against the former owner of Harrods, Mohamed Al Fayed, is being reviewed by the Metropolitan Police.
Taxi, the third film by dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, beats 19 other contenders to win the top prize at the 65th Berlin Film Festival.
Several people are injured after shots are fired near a synagogue in Copenhagen, hours after another shooting at a cafe in the Danish capital.