The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The fictional Twitter 'fascist' Argentines loved to hate
A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, US doctors report.
Putting the fun into funerals in Kinshasa as taboos fade
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany held "constructive and substantive" talks in Moscow on ending the conflict in Ukraine, diplomats say.
The Palestinian tycoon who built a city that lacks only one thing
The story behind five maps that shaped the world
Officials in Taiwan say they are investigating why both engines on a TransAsia Airlines plane were off when it crashed on Wednesday, killing dozens.
The BBC's James Reynolds reports on how life is carrying on in what the rebels call the "Donetsk People's Republic".
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho suggests Manchester City should not be allowed to be the league champions after breaking FFP rules.
Mexican police investigate after 60 bodies are found piled up in an abandoned crematorium in the resort of Acapulco.
England come from behind to beat Wales in a thrilling Six Nations opener at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opts for the head of a state-owned bank, Aldemir Bendine, to run Brazil's scandal-hit oil giant.
Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement announces it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.
The family of a six-year-old US boy stages his mock abduction because they thought he was too nice to strangers, police in Missouri say.
Islamic State militants say US hostage Kayla Jean Mueller was killed in a Jordanian air strike on Syria, without providing evidence.