England coach Stuart Lancaster says a win over Wales can have a psychological impact on next year's World Cup.
The heads of Russia's two houses of parliament say they will support Crimea if the region votes to leave Ukraine in a referendum on 16 March.
The 2014 Winter Paralympics are opened by Russian president Vladimir Putin in a spectacular opening ceremony in Sochi.
Mamoru Samuragochi, one of Japan's most famous composers, officially apologises for pretending to be deaf. He was exposed last month by a music teacher, who also claimed that he wrote all of his music for him in secret for 18 years.
Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
The Canadian Supreme Court upholds the sexual assault conviction of a man who poked holes in the condoms he wore during sex with his girlfriend.
Prince Harry has taken to the stage at Wembley Arena to address 12,000 young people taking part in the first We Day UK.
Russia's intervention in Crimea violates law, says Marc Weller
Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha reveals she has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
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Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp - one of the biggest ever tech acquisitions - runs into trouble over privacy concerns.
The uniforms that will be worn by Commonwealth Games volunteers are unveiled during a huge induction event in Glasgow.
State-controlled media in North Korea is using poetry to encourage people to vote in forthcoming elections.
A giant teapot-shaped building is about to be opened to the public in China's eastern city of Wuxi.
The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
The head of the Met Police says a report which found officers had spied on the family of murdered Stephen Lawrence is devastating for his force.
The head teacher of a school for children with behavioural issues defends a decision to allow students over the age of 14 to smoke.
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