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Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin praises murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and vows to bring his killers to justice.

Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.

Laptop found in missing girl search - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
A laptop computer is found in the search for missing 16-year-old Rebecca Watts in Bristol although police have yet to comment on the discovery.

UK 'must prepare for Russian threat' - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.

MPs call for energy switch 'refunds' - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.

First-time buyers get 20% discount - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.

Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Flights suspended after power cut - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Flights are suspended at East Midlands Airport after a power failure.

US avoids homeland security shutdown - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Lawmakers in the US avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department after passing a one-week funding extension two hours before a deadline.

Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The Mexican president hails the capture of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.

Cyclist, 15, killed in stab murder - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends, police say.

Kurdish leader seeks Turkey peace - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group urges his followers to end a 30-year armed struggle and seek a democratic peace.

Pegida UK stages first demonstration - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
More than 1,500 protesters demonstrate against the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".

Nemtsov killing polarises Russian society - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Both government and opposition in Russia are coming up with theories about the killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, but it could be years before it becomes clear why it happened, says the BBC's Artyom Liss.

IS using love as a recruitment tool - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
IS needs women to build a state, says Razia Iqbal - and it is using social media to lure impressionable recruits.

Past, present and future - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Tony Blair once met a voter during one of his election campaigns. He started listing the achievements his government had generated for the people. "Aye, we know all that," chipped in the voter, "What are you going to do next?"

Jeb Bush survives grassroots gauntlet - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush runs the conservative grassroots gauntlet at the CPAC gathering in Washington, DC.

How Labour pays for student fee cut - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Labour would reduce tax relief for those earning £150,000 or more a year, shrink maximum pension pots to £1m and cut maximum annual pension contributions to £30,000 to pay for a cut to £6,000 in student fees.

The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.

Cage: Rights group or terror apologists? - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
As details emerge about the identity of "Jihadi John"' what do we know about the advocacy group that was in close contact with Mohammed Emwazi in the two years before he left for Syria?

BBC Sports News

West Ham United 1-3 Crystal Palace - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as Crystal Palace recorded a league double over West Ham for the first time in 42 years.

NZ scrape to victory over Australia - Sat, 28 Feb 2015

Records do not motivate Warburton - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Record-equalling Wales captain Sam Warburton says breaking records is not his motivation against France in the Six Nations.

Supreme India crush outclassed UAE - Sat, 28 Feb 2015

Stomach virus rules out Sharapova - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
World number two Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Acapulco International semi-final with a stomach virus.

McIlroy set for Honda Classic exit - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
World number one Rory McIlroy looks destined to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after a four-over-par second round.

England women win NZ ODI series - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.

Man Utd 'miss 20-goal striker' - Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Ko cards Christchurch course record - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Lydia Ko cards a course record 61 to lead the New Zealand Women's Open by three shots from England's Charley Hull.

Saturday's gossip column - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Man Utd still target PSG's Marquinhos, Eden Hazard hails Jose Mourinho "special relationship", plus more.

Frampton expects to see off Avalos - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Belfast's IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton expects to beat Chris Avalos with style at the Odyssey Arena.

Video technology trials delayed - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Football's lawmakers have postponed plans in the Netherlands to trial video replays in live games.

England set for key Sri Lanka clash - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Ex-spinner Graeme Swann on who England should drop and how to stop Kumar Sangakkara in Sunday's "must-win" group game.

Gallagher withdraws from ski Worlds - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Paralympic ski champion Kelly Gallagher opts against competing in this week's IPC Alpine World Championships in Canada.

Ireland 11-8 England - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Ireland gain revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat by England with a narrow Women's Six Nations victory at Asbourne.

VIDEO: Venditti try puts Italy back in game - Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Italy's Giovanbattista Venditti climbs high and claims a loose ball to score a try to leave the Azzurri trailing Scotland 16-15 at the half-time break at Murrayfield.

VIDEO: Mercedes fastest as McLaren improve - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Mercedes underline their status as favourites on day two of the final pre-season test, as McLaren-Honda have their best day of the winter so far.

VIDEO: Nothing matters but final - Mourinho - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Manager Jose Mourinho says "nothing else matters" to Chelsea other than Sunday's League Cup final against Tottenham at Wembley.

VIDEO: McCoy surprised by retirement reaction - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
AP McCoy, the 19-times champion jump jockey, has been taken aback by the reaction to the announcement he will retire this season.

VIDEO: Ford on Ireland and Farrell rivalry - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
England fly-half George Ford talks about growing up watching the Ireland team and how he got tips from Jonny Wilkinson.