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Japan's current account deficit hits a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; £8.7bn) in January, as economic growth figures are revised downwards.
How skiing apps 'encourage speed and recklessness'
A campaign to educate young men about what constitutes rape aims at cutting the number of offences.
School Reporters scoop royal coup with Edward
Are robots and reading helping the city take on Silicon Valley?
Rasoo is the lead singer of The Muckers, one of Iran's leading rock bands. Ahead of a trip to SXSW in Texas, he spoke to the BBC in Tehran about keeping on the right side of the religious authorities.
Would you propose with a man-made diamond?
Harry Hook's photos of tribes in Africa
The story behind Rio's Christ the Redeemer
Emma Jane Kirby on whether skiing apps encourage dangerous behaviour.
Should Hebden Bridge be the UK's second city?
The refugee who fled genocide and built a business empire
Starvation of civilians is being used as a weapon of war by Syria, Amnesty International says, with 128 dying as a result in Yarmouk camp in Damascus.
What has gone wrong with Italian football?
The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
Why heart disease is not just a man's problem
What's hidden inside the Queen's Baton?
The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
Forty-two African migrants have drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, according to officials.
Ukraine's Border Guard Service has published a video it says was filmed from one of its surveillance planes on Saturday.