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BBC DJ picks out top talent from musical hotspot Nigeria
The UN says that there has been no humanitarian improvement for millions of Syrians since a resolution last month to increase aid deliveries.
Newsnight's David Grossman takes a look at the home of the Tech City initiative in east London.
GM adds 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some to shut off while the car was on the road.
Egyptian security forces torture and abuse detainees as young as 15, according to victim testimony gathered by the BBC.
US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
The first same sex marriages in England and Wales take place shortly after midnight on Friday, as the law allowing them comes into effect.
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's new film releases, including Captain America: The Winder Soldier, 20 Feet From Stardom and The Past.
An appeals court in Venezuela rejects a bail application by one of the opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, arrested more than a month ago.
The BBC's Jon Donnison spent the day with Australian air crews looking for the plane.
St Helens move two points clear at the top of Super League, continuing their 100% start with a dramatic win over Leeds.
Four Danny Cipriani penalties and a strong defensive effort help Sale to within three points of the play-offs with victory at Bath.
Home Secretary Theresa May orders a review of how asylum claims from gay and lesbian people are handled after reports "inappropriate questions" are asked.
Five planes spot unidentified objects in a new area of the Indian Ocean being searched for missing flight MH370.
Survivors of Kabul guest house attack tell of their ordeal
About 500 vulnerable boys at a Durham detention centre may have been abused by a paedophile ring in the 1970s and 1980s, police fear.
The father of murdered April Jones accuses the prime minister of falling "well short of the mark" in a pledge to clamp down on online images of child abuse.
Regulators are to investigate firms running 30 million old financial policies - including pensions and endowments - worth £150bn over fears customers are subjected to "unfair" conditions.
The body of a woman found on marshes near Newport is that of Nida Naseer who went missing from her home three months ago, say police.
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy leads a group of writers and actors protesting against new prison rules stopping people sending books to inmates.