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Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone
French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures her "worst nightmare" as her dress comes undone during a short dance routine.
Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers
Worshippers leaving an evening church service in Dagestan were fired upon by a gunman.
BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria
The World Service launches online and social media in Igbo and Yoruba for audiences in Nigeria.
Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test
Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says.
Avalanche in French Alps kills father and daughter
The man, 43, and his 11-year-old daughter were skiing in an area at risk at the Val d'Isère resort.
Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
All 66 people aboard a plane that crashed on Sunday are feared dead, as the search restarts.
Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case
An anti-doping case is opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Justin Trudeau in India: Is the Canadian PM being cold-shouldered?
The normally attention-grabbing Canadian prime minister's visit has been unusually low key so far.
Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb
A US man took a selfie with the 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue before stealing its thumb.
Rio de Janeiro violence: Hostages freed as prison riot ends
Riot police retake control of a prison near the major city, ending a mutiny by armed inmates.