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Investigators are trying to establish why a TransAsia Airlines plane crashed in Taiwan, leaving 35 people dead.
A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany agree in Moscow to work on a peace blueprint they will put to Ukraine's president on Sunday.
Supermarkets are urged by health officials to move daffodils away from their traditional location near fruit and vegetables - in case they are mistaken for food.
Why do rugby fans sing a slave song?
A rare Ferrari sports car that was found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of old magazines sells for 14.2m euros at auction.
A woman who tipped off police about a fugitive who fled to the United States for nearly 20 years is paid a five-figure reward.
The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, orders the takeover of a private supermarket chain by the state food agency.
Bombings target Ukraine's military installations, transport infrastructure and civilian facilities.
Composer's earliest known work is premiered in Florence
Gulf Arab states call for a stronger international response to Yemen after Shia Houthi rebels announce they are taking over government.
Who might win at Sunday's film awards?
A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, US doctors report.
The photographer who captures loves and fears
Does Harper Lee prove most artists are one-hit wonders, asks Will Gompertz in his weekly video blog
Putting the fun into funerals in Kinshasa as taboos fade
Sir Clive Woodward, Jonathan Davies, Matt Dawson and Rob Jones have their say on the Six Nations opener in Cardiff.
The Palestinian tycoon who built a city that lacks only one thing
The story behind five maps that shaped the word
Scottish Labour says it will ensure that at least half of the board members of public bodies in Scotland are women if it wins the next election.