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Swiss food giant Nestle says it will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US.
Footage emerges which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.
A prison where "drugs were easier to get than soap" improves, but continues to have problems with bullying and the use of force, inspectors say.
Ashbourne's Shrovetide football game down the ages
Hundreds of millions of Chinese people begin the journey home to celebrate Lunar New Year, in the world's biggest annual human migration.
The US pays 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines over damage caused to a protected reef by a US Navy ship.
The US accuses Russia of violating the Minsk agreement on Ukraine, as the UN Security Council unanimously approves the ceasefire deal.
The US opens a three-day conference on countering worldwide and domestic extremism, after a spate of recent terror attacks.
Public services like adult social care could "collapse" unless councils get new funding powers, the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance says.
The BBC's David Cowling looks at the rising influence of political polls on British public opinion.
A study has shed new light on the signals in the brain that warn teachers when their pupils have not understood them.
Labour pledges to fight animal cruelty by measures including a ban on wild animals in circuses and ending the "inhumane" badger cull.
PM Tony Abbott says Indonesia owes it to Australia not to execute two of its citizens, citing the aid sent after the 2004 tsunami.
Take a trip down the Oscars' red carpet
RBS and NatWest are the first banks to let customers access accounts on smartphones using only fingerprints, but security concerns have been voiced.
The route used by mountaineers to scale Mount Everest is to be changed for 2015, following last year's avalanche that killed 16.
Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?
As the Baltic states look on uneasily at Ukraine’s latest fragile ceasefire, what has the conflict revealed about the West’s military alliance Nato?
Denmark has long prepared for a possible attack but the Copenhagen shootings still came as a shock, says former security chief Hans Jorgen Bonnichsen.
Government owned Japan Post will buy Australia's largest freight and logistics firm Toll Holdings for $5.1bn (£3.3bn), the companies said.