The latest stories from the News front page section of the BBC News web site.
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Pope Benedict XVI will make his last public appearance in St Peter's Square on Wednesday.
People on Australia's north-west coast are bracing themselves for the arrival of tropical Cyclone Rusty, with forecasters predicting winds of more than 170 km (106 miles) an hour
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reports on some of the apps and gadgets using wireless technology that could be enhancing our lives in the near future, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark that a decade on from the invasion of Iraq big problems remain in the country.
A video posted on YouTube appears to show seven members of a French family, including four children, abducted by Islamists in Cameroon.
BBC News producer Jonathan Aspinwall took a hot-air balloon flight above Luxor in January this year, and describes the experience as "surreal" and said he was "scared".
Former footballer Diego Maradona has arrived back in Italy where he played in the late 1980s. He was mobbed by journalists and fans on his arrival in Naples. Daniela Ritorto's report contains flash photography.
The BBC's Anna Holligan visits a laboratory in the Netherlands to find out how meat products are tested for horse DNA.
New Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai is in a hurry to turn around the struggling Japanese technology giant.
The BBC's Nick Davis explains why police in Jamaica are warning drivers not to use mobile phones to tip-off other motorists about roadblocks.
Ikea's Food Sustainability Manager Anders Lennartsson has said his company is taking "very seriously" the news that a test in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in a batch of Ikea meatballs made in Sweden.
An ex-Lib Dem activist who accused the Party's former chief executive Lord Rennard of inappropriate behaviour, has said the culture in the Lib Dems was intolerable.
Ikea has withdrawn meatballs from sale in 14 European countries after tests in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden.
Spoof DJ Alan Partridge brings Cromer Pier to a close as Steve Coogan stars in the broadcasting legend's first feature film.
Partial results from Italy's election suggest the houses of parliament may split between left and right, causing new anxiety in the eurozone.
Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church.
BP has been accused of putting profits before safety on the first day of a civil trial in New Orleans over liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Residents in a Houston street had a shock on Sunday when a car, driven by a motorist police said was speeding, ended up lodged in roof of a house.
The man who raped and murdered the Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing and dismembered her body has been jailed for a minimum of 37 years.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has pulled out of an expedition across Antarctica in winter because of severe frostbite.