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Lyse Doucet travels to Iran on a rare BBC trip ahead of the first visit there by Europe's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton.
Officials say there is still no sign of wreckage as the search continues for a Malaysia Airlines flight missing for more than 24 hours with 239 people on board.
Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon. BBC Sport
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to demand politicians pass a law against domestic violence.
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Syrian children of the camp
The book that stopped a WW1 bullet and saved a life
Scratching a living from the sea in Sri Lanka
Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
The evolution of the Russian baddie on Western screens
Homemade skis and stunning views racing down Afghan slopes
A weekly round-up of global health stories from the BBC World Service.
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