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Iraq launches Tikrit operation
Iraq launches military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:05:58 GMT)

Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:57:49 GMT)

US police shoot homeless man dead
A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:09:57 GMT)

Arrests after HK shopping protest
Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:42:45 GMT)

N Korea opens fire as drills start
North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:58:36 GMT)

Estonia ruling party wins election
Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:14:52 GMT)

Netanyahu goes to US for Iran speech
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to argue against a nuclear deal with Iran, ahead of a controversial speech to Congress.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:11:12 GMT)

Argentine leader hails lower debt
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:44:41 GMT)

Mass rally for Nemtsov in Moscow
Tens of thousands of people march in Moscow to honour Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:10:34 GMT)

IS frees 19 abducted Christians
Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:12:05 GMT)

Murder charge for Peru ex-minister
An ex-minister in Peru is charged with involvement in the killing of a journalist during the Shining Path rebel insurgency in the 1980s.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:57:18 GMT)

Oligarch faces North Sea deal block
The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:54:43 GMT)

First tree seeds for Doomsday vault
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:39:48 GMT)

Finnish punk band set for Eurovision
A punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities is chosen to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:24 GMT)

Hong Kong runners in 'boring' race
Runners compete in Hong Kong's first inner-city ultra marathon, despite organisers describing it as "quite boring".
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:58:33 GMT)

US 'to deport Bosnian war suspects'
US officials are trying to deport 150 Bosnian immigrants suspected of involvement in war crimes during the 1992-95 war, the New York Times says.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:48:15 GMT)

UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army
The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:58:33 GMT)

Chilean girl appeals to president
A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:03:48 GMT)

Patagonia forest fire chief sacked
The head of Argentina's national fire control agency is sacked as a huge forest fire threatens a renowned national park in Patagonia.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:28:43 GMT)

'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized
Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:20:59 GMT)

Nigerian mob kills bomb suspect
A young woman is beaten to death by a Nigerian mob in the belief she was on a suicide mission, in an area hit by Boko Haram attacks.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:25:24 GMT)

Samsung S6 phone has curved screen
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT)

Brandis censured over Triggs row
Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:50:55 GMT)

Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists
Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:08 GMT)

Mass anti-immigration rally in Rome
Thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League, led by Matteo Salvini, have held a big rally in Rome against immigration and PM Matteo Renzi's rule.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:09:13 GMT)

'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'
The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:34:28 GMT)

Egypt elections set to be delayed
Parliamentary elections in Egypt are set to be delayed after the country's Supreme Court ruled part of an election law unconstitutional.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:40:16 GMT)

Stolen van drags man along motorway
A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a motorist is dragged along a motorway by his own stolen van and seriously injured.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:22:19 GMT)

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:58:02 GMT)

China's shares rise after rate cut
Shares in China were higher on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates at the weekend for the second time since November.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:34:23 GMT)

Huawei and LG unveil smartwatches
LG unveils a smartwatch that can make calls without being paired to a phone, while Huawei unveils its first Android Wear watch.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:12:25 GMT)

HTC to sell virtual reality headsets
HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:33:48 GMT)

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Jose Mourinho lifts his first trophy since returning to Chelsea as his side see off Tottenham in the League Cup final.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:21:30 GMT)

Ireland 19-9 England
Ireland remain on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam after a convincing 19-9 win over England in Dublin.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:41:49 GMT)

Blatter 'concerned' by racism report
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he is concerned by a report on racism in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:32:52 GMT)

Ageism a disaster, says Scott Thomas
A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:07:53 GMT)

Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT)

Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:02:38 GMT)

VIDEO: IS defector: 'Jihadi John a loner'
The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:41:42 GMT)

VIDEO: S6 Edge: First look at Samsung phone
Samsung shows off the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone's new features to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:03 GMT)

VIDEO: Living underground in the outback
Jon Donnison visits Coober Pedy in the Australian outback, where residents are moving underground to escape the heat.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:59:58 GMT)

VIDEO: Fresh violence on Hong Kong streets
Angry protests have taken place in Hong Kong against Chinese visitors who come to the territory to shop.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:55:42 GMT)

VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to discuss finance reforms
The Ukrainian parliament will meet on Monday to discuss introducing financial reforms which will push up energy prices and cut benefits.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:25:11 GMT)

VIDEO: CCTV of missing girls on way to Syria
CCTV images have emerged showing the three British teenage girls who are believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:44:44 GMT)

VIDEO: The Sound of Music marks 50 years
The Sound of Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary, after the story of the Von Trapp family first captivated audiences around the world in 1965.
(Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:31:06 GMT)

VIDEO: N Korea fires missiles as drills start
North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea as a protest against the huge annual military exercise involving South Korea, the US and other Western allies.
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:31:51 GMT)

Rio celebrates 450th birthday
Rio de Janeiro marks 450 years since it was founded
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:02:33 GMT)

How do you solve a problem like the 'Beefalo'?
The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:26:21 GMT)

VIDEO: YouTube diplomacy and the Ukraine crisis
Could students' video messages avert all-out war?
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:30:12 GMT)

'Flying donkeys' coming to Africa
Can cargo drones help plug Africa's transport gap?
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:07:56 GMT)

VIDEO: Glassblowing keeps kids out of gangs
How an ancient art form is saving troubled lives
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:27:36 GMT)

Sound of Music success still surprises Salzburg 50 years on
Even Sound of Music film crew surprised by success
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:13:08 GMT)

VIDEO: The monk who ordains trees
The Buddhist monk from Thailand who ordains trees
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:02:51 GMT)

Can music help to de-stigmatise disability in Gaza?
Disabled kids in Gaza learn songs to help them fit in
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:53:19 GMT)

The art-loving property developer
The Argentine who made a fortune and opened his own museum
(Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:07:18 GMT)

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