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SA apartheid assassin given parole
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", is granted parole after 20 years for killing activists.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:02 GMT)

Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 26 in the Sinai peninsula.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:55:11 GMT)

Srebrenica massacre verdicts upheld
The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal upholds convictions against five men for their role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:05 GMT)

Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens
A bomb blast at a Shia religious mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 31 people and injures many more, officials say.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:33:43 GMT)

Skeleton sacks baffle India police
Dozens of skeletons and decayed body parts are discovered in sacks in a disused room of an Indian police building, baffling the authorities.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:35:39 GMT)

Eurozone deflation gathers pace
Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:11 GMT)

China warns universities on values
China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:48:03 GMT)

AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:44:06 GMT)

Battle rages for key Ukraine town
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:22:41 GMT)

Uber sued over India rape allegation
An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:03:17 GMT)

Balloonists surpass distance record
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:24:45 GMT)

Philippine mourning for slain police
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:01:01 GMT)

'Room service over' for rescued koala
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:10:32 GMT)

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:28:20 GMT)

Congress approves Keystone pipeline
The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:46:48 GMT)

Amazon posts modest holiday profits
The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:43:21 GMT)

Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital
A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:00 GMT)

Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman
The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:06:24 GMT)

Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai
At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:26:08 GMT)

Guinea through in drawing of lots
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:39:26 GMT)

Australia 'faces A$4bn abuse bill'
Australia may need to pay A$4.4bn ($3.4bn;£2.3bn) as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:15:55 GMT)

Ex-MP quits Congress amid Gandhi row
A leader of India's main opposition Congress quits the party after making allegations after the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:10:09 GMT)

Russia patrols near UK 'routine'
Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:38:29 GMT)

Dutch TV intruder: 'No terror link'
A man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations, police say.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:35:20 GMT)

Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:37:15 GMT)

Saudi king reshuffles cabinet
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:55:09 GMT)

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
David Cameron lays a wreath in memory of Sir Winston Churchill as events mark the 50th anniversary of his state funeral.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:01:54 GMT)

Men's pay falls 'more than women's'
Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:02:45 GMT)

Russia cuts interest rates to 15%
Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:37:29 GMT)

Honda cuts profit forecast on recall
Japanese carmaker Honda cuts its profit forecast and sees third quarter earnings drop sharply following a vehicle recall linked to airbags.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:14:04 GMT)

Google profits up nearly 30%
Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:09:46 GMT)

Djokovic in Australian Open final
Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:16:42 GMT)

Chelsea's Costa gets three-match ban
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is banned for three matches after stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:35:03 GMT)

England beat India to reach final
England reach the final of the one-day tri-series courtesy of a three-wicket victory over India in Perth.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:01:31 GMT)

Suge Knight questioned by police
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being questioned by police after being declared a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:24:16 GMT)

Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:11:58 GMT)

Enright made first Irish Laureate
Booker winner Anne Enright is appointed the first Laureate for Irish Fiction at a ceremony in Dublin.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:46:33 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Riding air currents across the Pacific'
Two balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:07:20 GMT)

AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'
A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:22 GMT)

VIDEO: Mali welcomes Paris attack 'hero'
The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:44:06 GMT)

VIDEO: Gas explosion at Mexican hospital
A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:05:11 GMT)

VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:56:12 GMT)

VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:42:04 GMT)

VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:19:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?
A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:47 GMT)

'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'
French government's extremism message mocked
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:39:39 GMT)

Ukraine civilians stranded as shells pound Debaltseve
Ukrainian civilians stranded in battle for Debaltseve
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:24:17 GMT)

Campaign challenges blasphemy laws
New campaign challenges blasphemy laws
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:24:46 GMT)

The tennis entourage can pay its way
Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:23:50 GMT)

BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes
Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:05:30 GMT)

The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:06:03 GMT)

Can a school demand your Facebook login?
School says it can ask for student's social media logins
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:25:16 GMT)

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools
French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:01:51 GMT)

Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:59:05 GMT)

What I miss about life before Ebola
What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:19:05 GMT)

Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia's ashes
Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but left a vibrant start-up scene
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:02:44 GMT)

The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:43 GMT)

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