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How data defenders are using analytics to fight hackers
Two classic cowboy rope tricks in super-slow motion.
The EU and US join Ukraine in condemning as "illegal" a referendum in Crimea on joining Russia, and issue new threats over ties with Moscow.
Why a landmark Indian law is shutting down schools
Petitioners keep hopes for justice alive in China
With China's annual legislative session underway thousands of people have headed to Beijing to petition the government.
For the first time gene therapy has been used to boost the immune system of people with HIV.
England captain Chris Robshaw says last year's loss to Wales will not have any bearing on Sunday's Six Nations match.
Policing stands damaged after the findings of a review into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh drop sedition charges against a group of Kashmiri students for apparently cheering the country's arch rival Pakistan in a cricket match.
BBC One drama is to receive a £30m boost from the closure of BBC Three as a TV channel, director general Tony Hall announces.
Four Nigerian men receive 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicts them of gay sex, officials say.
Tokyo restaurant's menu features delicacies weighing under a gram, but which take much longer to prepare than regular ones.
A look at efforts in Java to bring the ancient Indonesian art of shadow puppet theatre alive.
South Africa's power emergency ends on Thursday night, says state power company Eskom, after a day of rolling blackouts.
Joe Root will miss England's Twenty20 matches against West Indies after breaking his thumb in the last one-day international.
China's Dawanggang try to break down musical boundaries
It will take the US two years and billions of dollars to overcome the harm done by the Snowden leaks, the top-ranking US military officer says.
The US Department of Justice launches an antitrust probe of Comcast's proposed $45bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.