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Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in a march through the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, to mark a month since the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
There has been a considerable increase in the numbers of people dying in England and Wales so far this year.
Brazil samba school Beija-Flor wins Rio's carnival by telling the story of Equatorial Guinea - after allegedly being funded by the African nation.
More than half of England's councils say they will not have enough money to provide essential services in the next financial year, a survey has found.
Twitter users rethink Cindy Crawford shots
The BBC's James Coomarasamy looks at controversy sparked in France by Prime Minister Manuel Valls's use of the word "apartheid" and considers whether it could herald an electoral battle to lead the country, with former President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life tells the BBC there is "large-scale public scepticism" about the way political parties are funded.
Fewer than one in six councils in Scotland have enough childcare capacity to meet the needs of working parents, according to new research.
Virgin Australia saw its losses narrow to A$47.8m in the six months to December because of lower oil prices and a cost-cutting programme.
A children's charity is urging an independent all-party review of the UK's childcare system as costs continue to rise, with a 5% increase in a year.
British documentary maker marks 60 years in Hollywood
Police Scotland must give an "honest explanation" for the "sorry mess" over its handling of data on stop-and-search, an MSP has said.
What constitutes a hate crime and how do you prove it?
Thursday's front pages concentrate on the police probe into Chelsea football fans in Paris and the defence secretary's concerns over Russia.
Does a Europa League campaign hinder domestic performance? BBC Sport studies the theory as the competition returns.
A forgotten museum specimen mistaken for a plaster copy is found to be the fossilised remains of a new species of ancient reptile.
Talking Movies' Tom Brook looks at the role Eddie Redmayne plays in The Theory of Everything and finds out what attending the Oscars ceremony means for him.
The price the NHS agrees to pay for new medicines in England could cause more harm than good by depleting funds for other services, a report argues.
Does your music player's 'random' button actually do what it says?
Can the sport compete with football in Brazil?