The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Manu Tuilagi is set to replace Alex Goode on the England replacements bench for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy.
General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow dies aged 52 of a suspected heart attack.
UniCredit, Italy's biggest bank by assets, reports a record 14bn-euro (£11.7bn; $19bn) loss for 2013 and plans to cut 8,500 jobs.
Libya's parliament dismisses Prime Minister Ali Zeidan after a tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port reportedly breaks through a naval blockade.
Men's Wearhouse agrees to buy rival Jos A Bank for $1.8bn (£1.1bn) ending a takeover battle between the two rivals that had lasted for months.
MPs have voted through a controversial measure in the new Care Bill giving ministers powers to close hospitals., even if they are performing well.
An agreement is reached between director Lynne Ramsay and producers of Jane Got a Gun, the film she quit days before shooting began.
Jezki wins the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, but the race is overshadowed by the death of Our Conor after a heavy fall.
The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
Military radar suggests the missing Malaysian airliner turned west, away from its planned route, before disappearing, Malaysia's air force says.
Charlton sack boss Chris Powell with the club bottom of the Championship and replace him with Belgian Jose Riga.
Why loss and anxiety pose more risk than radiation
A US congressional committee says it is investigating General Motors' recall of nearly 1.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches.
Ugandan rights activists and politicians file a legal challenge to overturn a tough anti-gay law condemned by Western donors.
Michelle Bachelet - Chile's first woman president in 2006 - is sworn in for a second time after her election victory in December.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is handed a record seven-game ban by the FA for his headbutt on Hull's David Meyler.
A court in Croatia sentences former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader to nine years in jail after finding him and the HDZ party guilty of corruption.
Three years after Japan was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, some towns are still struggling to come to terms with what happened.
Canadians get tax breaks for helping build a land bridge so endangered moose can reproduce more easily.
France's top court rules that investigators can retain the seized diaries of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is battling corruption allegations.