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Syria aid could start in 24 hours - UN
The UN hopes to start delivering aid to some besieged areas in Syria shortly, after world powers agree to push for a halt to hostilities in a week's time.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:57:30 GMT)

EU gives Greece deadline on borders
The European Union gives Greece three months to fix border controls in a move that could allow other Schengen states to maintain internal controls.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:27:00 GMT)

Spaniard pulls six-year sickie
A Spanish civil servant is fined after not going to work for at least six years, which was only noticed when he became eligible for a long service award.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:01:22 GMT)

Rwanda seeks to expel Burundi refugees
Rwanda says it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other host countries, days after being accused of attempts to destabilise its neighbour.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:00:01 GMT)

Facebook loses in French nudity case
The Paris appeal court rules that Facebook can be sued under French - not Californian - law, in what is seen as a test case.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:31:51 GMT)

Building 'collapses' in Istanbul
A five-storey building has collapsed in central Istanbul, with fears that people may be trapped inside, Turkish media report.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:55:19 GMT)

Pakistan 'foils plot to free Pearl killer'
Pakistan's military says it has foiled a plot to free the British-born killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from jail.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:05:30 GMT)

Man missing 30 years remembers identity
A Canadian man who suffered a head injury and went missing for 30 years is set to be reunited with his family after remembering his identity.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:06:19 GMT)

UK prisoners 'paying to escape Peru'
A British prisoner who was jailed in Peru for drug smuggling says five other women have used an illegal route to get back into the UK while on parole.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:45:05 GMT)

Clooneys in talks with German leader
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the Syrian war and the migration crisis.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:21:52 GMT)

Barry Manilow rushed to hospital
The singer was taken to a Los Angeles hospital due to complications from emergency oral surgery.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:03:28 GMT)

Pakistan district bans Valentine's Day
A district in Pakistan bans Valentine's Day celebrations, calling it un-Islamic and ordering police to stop shops from selling Valentine's cards.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:42:33 GMT)

Kimunji emoji take on Kimoji emoji
Kim Kardashian's chart-topping Kimoji web icons are facing new competition from a set of emojis mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:20:30 GMT)

VIDEO: Children tell of having to watch beheadings
More evidence has come to light of the way Iraqi and Syrian children are being targeted by so-called Islamic State.
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:51:54 GMT)

VIDEO: Why Pope and Patriarch meeting matters
As the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches meet for the first time in 1,000 years, Sarah Rainsford assesses what it means to followers of both in Moscow.
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:48:30 GMT)

VIDEO: Clinton and Sanders in 'fiery exchanges'
The two remaining candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in the US have held the latest televised debate on PBS NewsHour.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:35:02 GMT)

VIDEO: Spearing giants in 'ocean's Jurassic Park'
Spear-fishing expert Colin Chester explains the appeal of fishing off Ascension Island.
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:55:08 GMT)

VIDEO: FBI: Oregon stand-off ends 'peacefully'
A stand-off at a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon has ended peacefully, the FBI's agent in charge, Greg Bretzing, has confirmed.
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:34:55 GMT)

VIDEO: Do Cubans care about religious visit?
Will Grant asked Cubans what they made about the upcoming historic meeting between Russian Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:52:33 GMT)

VIDEO: Bosch paintings in historic homecoming
The strange and terrifying works of the painter Hieronymous Bosch have been gathered in his home town, Den Bosch, in the Netherlands for the first time.
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:38:54 GMT)

VIDEO: WW2 lovebirds' emotional reunion
A couple who were separated following the Second World War have been reunited after more than 70 years apart.
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:24:34 GMT)

#StationManKneelstoParents: The kowtow of one Chinese son
Is kowtowing to parents going too far?
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:55:17 GMT)

E Make Brain! Emojis for Africa
The app which captures African English pidgin
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:28:16 GMT)

From Olympic athlete to escort
Suzy Favor Hamilton on her battle with bipolar disorder
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:52:25 GMT)

Is it right to take eggs from crocs?
Is it ever OK to harvest wild crocodile eggs?
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:19:45 GMT)

Wall writings on Apollo 11 revealed
Uncovering the markings on Apollo 11
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:20:02 GMT)

Mexicans hope papal visit brings change
Could the Pope's visit lift despair over violence and corruption?
(Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:57:30 GMT)

Thailand's love of the supernatural
The history of Thailand's current craze
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:26:29 GMT)

Iranian parade mocks American captives
How one Iranian city marked a revolutionary anniversary
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:29:11 GMT)

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