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BBC One's detective series New Tricks is to end after 12 series so the channel can "increase the range of drama".
Environmental officers rescue 101 animals from a zoo in Mexico where they were being held in "deplorable" conditions.
The US TV broadcast of this year's Oscars ceremony scores the event's lowest ratings in six years with 36.6m, down 16% on 2014.
More than 1,000 operations are thought to have been cancelled at a hospital which has been on "black alert" since January, hospital bosses say.
Rakhat Aliyev, the Kazakh president's ex son-in-law turned political opponent, is found dead in his Austrian jail cell.
A man pleads guilty to attacking disabled pensioner Alan Barnes, for whom more than £300,000 was raised in donations.
The stepson of a highly regarded poet pleads guilty to murdering her in Monmouthshire last year.
Google warns users of its Blogger platform that blogs containing sexually explicit material will be made private on 23 March
One of Scotland's best-known criminal defence lawyers Joe Beltrami dies aged 83.
The head of the United Nations climate change panel, Rajendra Pachauri, steps down amid sexual harassment allegations he denies.
Chris Gayle hits the first double century in World Cup history as West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs in Canberra.
At least 18 killed as suicide bomber attacks bus in Potiskum, north-eastern Nigeria, reports say
A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says further progress in UK living standards depends on higher productivity.
Winger George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game in France.
Figures show that the NHS in Scotland has missed a target to treat 90% of patients within 18 weeks.
A police officer is formally disciplined for "alarming failures" in his investigation of an assault, and for misleading senior police officers and Police Ombudsman investigators.
The BBC's Celia Hatton looks at why Chinese internet users are deserting the Weibo microblogging platform - and the pressures driving the exodus.
A speedboat has crashed into a waterfront restaurant on a beach in Florida.
Payday lender Wonga says it expects to cut 325 jobs - more than a third of its workforce - as it meets new regulations.
The suspended chief of Panama's supreme court pleads guilty to charges of illicit enrichment and is sentenced to five years in detention.