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The strategically important city of Mariupol is being defended not only by regular Ukrainian army troops but also by fighters who swear allegiance to the Azov Battalion.
Zelda Williams says there is 'no point' in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.
The parents of a former Thai princess are detained under the lese majeste law, after admitting that they misused their royal connections.
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following the testing accident that left him with concussion.
Apple is being sued by a company two days after it was told to pay the same firm $533m (£344m) for infringing patents.
Prince Harry is "considering his options" over his military career and could choose to leave the Army to focus on charity work, the BBC understands.
Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'
Energy provider SSE Airtricity is to drop natural gas prices by 7.8% and electricity prices by 8%.
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April this year. While details are still to emerge, it's a significant move.
Two militants on trial for killing a group of mountaineers in Pakistan in 2013 have broken out of prison, police say.
The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.
Why England's novice fly-half George Ford could well shatter the poise of Ireland's master, Jonny Sexton, writes Tom Fordyce.
The Conservatives are the true "party of Wales", the prime minister tells the party's Welsh conference in Cardiff.
Robin van Persie could be out for more than two weeks with an ankle problem, says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?
Everton face a trip to conflict-torn Ukraine after being drawn against Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.
Google has purchased the website address .app in an auction held by the organisation which assigns web domains.
Images from around the world: 27 February
A 21-year-old man is cleared of murdering 53-year-old Jean Campbell in a Glasgow park.
A coroner records a verdict of unlawful killing in the inquest of a seven-month-old baby who died at the hands of her mother.