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Oligarch given North Sea deadline

Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
VIDEO: Cape Town wildfires from above

VIDEO: Cape Town wildfires from above

More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
VIDEO: Mexico catches most wanted drug lord

VIDEO: Mexico catches most wanted drug lord

Katy Watson describes how the net closed in on Mexico's most wanted drug lord Servando "La Tuta" Gomez who was captured on Friday morning.

Lenovo victim of cyber-attack

Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.
UK minister sees Russia Baltic threat

UK minister sees Russia Baltic threat

There is a "real and present danger" of Russia trying to destabilise Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the UK defence secretary says.
VIDEO: Fleeing artillery fire amid Ukraine truce

VIDEO: Fleeing artillery fire amid Ukraine truce

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is looking increasingly fragile a day after it was meant to start.

VIDEO: The rise of Islamic State in Libya

The Egyptian air strikes in Libya have opened up a new front in the war against Islamic State with the extremists there exploiting a power vacuum after the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.

Panahi's Taxi wins top Berlin prize

Taxi, by dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, wins top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, while British stars Charlotte Rampling and Sir Tom Courtenay win acting honours.
Ukraine talks last through the night

Ukraine talks last through the night

Urgent talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine - brokered by Germany and France - last all night in Minsk, as fighting rages in the east.

Tax officials defended over HSBC

Ministers defend the UK's record on dealing with tax evasion, amid a political row over reports HSBC helped wealthy clients dodge UK taxes.

Man dies in Australia shark attack

A man is killed in a shark attack on the New South Wales north coast, police say, a day after another man was injured by a shark in the same area.
HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax'

HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax'

Banking giant HSBC helped wealthy clients across the world evade hundreds of millions of pounds worth of tax, the BBC's Panorama learns.
Yemen crisis talks to resume Monday

Yemen crisis talks to resume Monday

UN-brokered talks aimed at resolving Yemen's political crisis are set to resume, after Shia Houthi rebels took over government.
Thousands rally in Jordan against IS

Thousands rally in Jordan against IS

Jordanians take to the streets of the capital, Amman, in support of the fight against Islamic State after the killing of a captured pilot.

New UN Gaza inquiry chair appointed

The UN inquiry into last year's conflict in Gaza continues its work under a new chair, aiming to present its findings on 23 March.

Chile proposes to end abortion ban

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'

Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.

EU extends sanctions against Russia

Foreign ministers from the EU agree in Brussels to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September but not to impose any new sanctions.

Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
Japan PM outrage at 'hostage death'

Japan PM outrage at 'hostage death'

Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants.