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Annan is 'last chance' for Syria
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev gives envoy Kofi Annan's mission full backing, saying it may be the "last chance" to avoid a long civil war.
Sunday's football as it happened
Newcastle seal an impressive win at West Brom, Chesterfield beat Swindon in the JP Trophy final, Cardiff draw at Birmingham while Rangers stun Celtic in a thrilling Old Firm derby.
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Italy and France may have brought fame and fortune to the truffle, but this rare mushroom can actually be found all over the world if you know where to look.
Talk to the animals
History is littered with tales of beasts who have 'communicated' with humans - but work with dolphins shows it is difficult to strike up a two-way conversation.
Luther, Thatcher, Merkel
The BBC's Gavin Esler meets the German chancellor and is struck by preoccupations she shares with two reformers from the past.
Hi-Yo silver screen!
Can box-office bait Johnny Depp save the Western now he's signed up for a remake of The Lone Ranger? Or are the golden days of this genre long gone, asks historian David Cannadine.
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Afghan massacre families' payout
The families of Afghan civilians allegedly killed in a shooting spree by a US soldier are given compensation from the US military.
Sick Suu Kyi cancels campaigning
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi suspends her campaign because of ill-health a week before she is due to stand for a seat in parliament.
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A holy city made of ice
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All of Britain’s a stage
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Benedicto XVI en México, el bautizo de un nuevo “Papa mexicano”
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