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The Novorossiya (New Russia) movement helps the rebels in eastern Ukraine and is now on the EU sanctions list. The BBC's Dina Newman explains what Novorossiya stands for.
British athlete Jenny Meadows says that if proven, the claims of Russian doping could "kill" athletics.
Can the US and UK reverse de-industrialisation?
Egypt calls for international military intervention in Libya, as it strikes Islamic State targets on its troubled neighbour's territory.
The gunman who attacked a free speech debate and a synagogue in Denmark does not seem to be part of a wider cell, the Danish PM says.
Liaquat Zaman, a former skunk user who now helps people who have drug addictions, said that smoking skunk had lead to the break up of his marriage.
Fresh measurements show the iconic obelisk honouring the first US President actually stands 554ft, 7.34ins, which is 10 inches shorter than was thought.
BBC One's adaptation of JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy beats Channel 4's Indian Summers in a head-to-head battle for Sunday night drama ratings.
Nigerian troops, backed by air strikes, have reclaimed the town of Monguno in north-eastern Borno state from Boko Haram, the country's military says.
Lance Armstrong must pay a record $10m in damages after losing a lawsuit with Dallas-based SCA Promotions, Inc.
World athletics chief Lamine Diack tells BBC Sport athletics is facing "a crisis" following allegations of doping by Russian competitors.
Researchers in California have developed the most powerful X-ray laser in the world, as Pallab Ghosh reports
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton says the executive plans to launch a voluntary exit scheme for civil servants on 2 March.
Scotland stand-off Finn Russell is cited for a tackle on Wales' Dan Biggar in Sunday's Six Nations match at Murrayfield.
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan criticises the new Welsh Open venue for allowing fans to move around during play.
A High Court judge rules Tottenham Hotspur Football Club breached its duties to a 17-year-old player who suffered a cardiac arrest and was brain damaged in his first game for the club.
Scientists struggle to explain a vast Martian haze spotted in 2012 by amateur astronomers.
A court in the southern Spanish city of Granada drops charges against nine out of 10 Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse.
Libya should not become "a safe haven for terrorists" after the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in the country, David Cameron says.
BBC News has the essential facts about Egypt's minority Coptic Christians.