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Japan PM condemns Goto hostage video
PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:59:08 GMT)

Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:19:08 GMT)

Apple profit 'biggest in history'
Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:47 GMT)

Bank chief warns of pandemic threat
The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:42:22 GMT)

US admits snow forecast errors
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:10:11 GMT)

Mexico insists 43 students are dead
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:33:24 GMT)

Spain charges priests with sex abuse
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:05:10 GMT)

Tsipras names new Greek cabinet
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:19:32 GMT)

Child soldiers freed in South Sudan
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:55:53 GMT)

Manus detainees 'to be sent home'
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:08:29 GMT)

Argentina Jews boycott memorial
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:34:15 GMT)

Obama visits new Saudi King Salman
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:31:19 GMT)

Pakistan's Sohail 'spooked by ghost'
Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:55:45 GMT)

Court bans child being named Nutella
A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:59:50 GMT)

US museums consider London outpost
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:09:12 GMT)

Planet hosts giant ring system
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:53:58 GMT)

Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:42:25 GMT)

Missing Mexico journalist found dead
The body of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez, who was abducted by gunmen on 2 January, is found in the town of Medellin de Bravo in Veracruz.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:29:33 GMT)

Egypt activists lose final appeal
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:17:17 GMT)

Deadly clashes at UN base in Mali
At least two people are killed after UN forces try to end the siege of their base in the northern Malian city of Gao, government and hospital sources says.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:27:50 GMT)

AirAsia recovery operation suspended
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:27:56 GMT)

Abbott 'to consult' after Philip row
Australian PM Tony Abbott says he will consult more widely before announcing knights and dames, after criticism of his knighthood for Prince Philip.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:22:08 GMT)

Auschwitz survivors appeal to world
Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:11:57 GMT)

EU weighs more sanctions on Russia
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:58 GMT)

Houthis release Yemen leader's aide
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:52:49 GMT)

Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:46:09 GMT)

Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:32 GMT)

Cable aide quits over fracking vote
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:53:39 GMT)

England drives global football deals
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:24:10 GMT)

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake
Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:44:13 GMT)

Electronic Arts shares up on results
Shares in Electronic Arts jump almost 5% after the video games publisher reports stronger than expected results.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:37:10 GMT)

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1)
Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:46:02 GMT)

Armstrong is a scapegoat - McQuaid
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:32:15 GMT)

Keys through to face Serena in semi
Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams in Melbourne.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:51:38 GMT)

Petty given credit on Sam Smith song
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:35:28 GMT)

Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:51 GMT)

Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:08:27 GMT)

VIDEO: IS threatens to kill Japanese hostage
Islamic State are threatening to kill two more hostages, unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman held there and sentenced to death after being accused of involvement in hotel bombings in Oman in 2005.
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:32:53 GMT)

VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:40:02 GMT)

VIDEO: Child soldiers freed from life of war
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency said.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:48:53 GMT)

VIDEO: Storm-hit US town faces flooding
The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:49:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Where is NY 'snowmageddon'?
There has been heavy snowfall across the north-east of America but the predicted chaos in some areas has not been as bad as expected as Laura Trevelyan reports
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:20:03 GMT)

VIDEO: Meet the Houthis: BBC's rare access
Safa Al Ahmed managed to gain exclusive access for BBC Arabic to one of Yemen's Houthi fighting groups.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:29:09 GMT)

VIDEO: Footage shows top Libya hotel attack
Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:35:48 GMT)

VIDEO: Auschwitz survivors revisit camp horror
Survivors have returned to Auschwitz to remember those lost and to be reunited with fellow captives, 70 years after the camp was liberated.
(Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:28:55 GMT)

India's illegal market for blood
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:08:43 GMT)

South Sudan children swapping guns for books
Back to school for South Sudan's once-feared child soldiers
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:08:40 GMT)

Anti-Semitism exposes legal gaps in Europe
New anti-Semitism in Europe poses legal challenge
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:17:39 GMT)

Why Latin America should not squander the China boom
China's investment in Latin America under the spotlight
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:28:46 GMT)

Germans count cost as Greece turns left
Germans see little point in more concessions to Greece
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:20:17 GMT)

Yemen crisis and an uncertain future
Yemen's government collapse leaves country perilous future
(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:36:32 GMT)

Nepalese pretend to bust furniture in #SmashChairChallenge protest
Frustrated Nepalese smash chairs in protest
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:30:42 GMT)

The challenge for copycat China
The drive to innovate rather than imitate
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:11:43 GMT)

Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues
Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:36:19 GMT)

How do Greeks feel about the future?
Greek hopes and fears for the future after the elections
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:33:21 GMT)

In the eye of the snowstorm
A night spent in the eye of the snowstorm
(Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:18:18 GMT)

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