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A man believed to be the world's oldest marathon runner has completed his last long distance competitive race in Hong Kong.
Pope Benedict XVI has held his final Sunday Angelus from the Vatican before he retires.
Stars are gathering in Hollywood for the biggest night in the film industry's calendar - the Academy Awards.
An elderly couple and their daughter have died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a caravan park.
Thousands of people have been celebrating the end of Chinese New Year by ushering in its annual lantern festival.
The man who designed one of science fiction's most famous villains, the Dalek, has died at the age of 84.
The French President Francois Hollande has said the fighting in Mali is entering its final phase, with French forces driving Islamist militants from their mountain hideouts.
A Banksy artwork which was taken from a London street and had been listed for auction in the US has been withdrawn from sale.
South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius - who faces murder charges over the shooting of his girlfriend - has spent his first night out of custody after being granted bail.
A German government minister has suggested that food products containing horsemeat but wrongly labelled as beef could still be eaten.
The King of Spain's son-in-law is being questioned in Mallorca over a corruption scandal.
A British couple were asked to pay an extra £825 for a plane ticket to Australia after they made a spelling mistake on their booking.
The US has grounded its entire fleet of 51 F-35 fighter jets after the discovery of a cracked engine blade.
British actor Daniel Day-Lewis could make Oscars history on Sunday night if he wins a third Best Actor award for his role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.
Details have been released of the £14,000-a-night hotel suite at Le Bristol hotel in Paris, where David Beckham will live for five months while playing for Paris St-Germain.
The UK has lost its top AAA credit rating for the first time since 1978 on expectations that growth will "remain sluggish over the next few years".
BBC News speaks to stars of the silver screen about their film highlights ahead of the Oscars.
BBC Newsnight paid tribute to the animator of cartoons Roobarb and Henry's Cat, Bob Godfrey by running its end credits in the style of Roobarb.
The UK has had its top AAA credit rating cut by Moody's, based on its expectation that growth will "remain sluggish over the next few years".
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who faces murder charges over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, has been granted bail after a four-day hearing.