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Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:42:27 GMT - Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.
Egypt leader warns of 'long battle'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:10:15 GMT - Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
Balloonists complete Pacific journey
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:59:21 GMT - Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their crossing of the Pacific with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
Merkel rules out Greek debt relief
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:05:39 GMT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:36:56 GMT - Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:30:05 GMT - The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.
German ex-President Weizsaecker dies
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:00:24 GMT - German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.
'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fighting
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:02:50 GMT - At least 40 people, including soldiers and civiliains, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks begin in the capital of Belarus.
Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:11:37 GMT - Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.
Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:00:23 GMT - Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
Italy MPs elect judge as president
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:39:56 GMT - Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.
VIDEO: Afghan cricket team heads to World Cup
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:49:05 GMT - The Afghan cricket team, which is less than two years old, is on its way to Australia to play in their first World Cup.
VIDEO: Tattoo expo: What is 'body modification'?
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:07:24 GMT - A look at different types of "body modification" as tattoo artists from around the world gathered in Caracas for the 2015 Venezuela Tattoo Expo this weekend.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:02:43 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:22 GMT - A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of 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.
VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:42:04 GMT - 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.
VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:19:47 GMT - A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.
VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:39:34 GMT - Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:47 GMT - A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.
Argentine politics in polarisation
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:22:40 GMT - Argentine politics is polarised by the death of a prosecutor and the president's confrontational response.
Can Islamic State move into South Asia?
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:09:32 GMT - Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be.
VIDEO: Fifty shades of manipulation?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:48:10 GMT - Will Gompertz discusses appropriation - and Fifty Shades of Grey - in his latest blog
VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:43:14 GMT - As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
Profile: Sinai Province militant group
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:23:36 GMT - Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
VIDEO: Talking kids' doll Cayla is hacked
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:41:16 GMT - Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.
Prince's household 'like Wolf Hall'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:14:55 GMT - Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.
Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:52 GMT - Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.
Eurozone deflation gathers pace
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:11 GMT - Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:55:42 GMT - Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
Nokia name row with London start-up
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:13 GMT - Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
Google agrees privacy policy changes
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:39:09 GMT - The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.
Suge Knight held over LA death
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:43:21 GMT - Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.
Conductor dies after stage collapse
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:18:28 GMT - Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland.
Controllers banking on Philae wake-up
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:28:09 GMT - The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.
Study fells cosmic inflation claim
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:54:50 GMT - Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a soon-to-be published study will say.
Child obesity rates 'levelling off'
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:04:14 GMT - The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:28:20 GMT - Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
Congo 2-4 DR Congo
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:17:37 GMT - DR Congo fight back from two goals down to beat neighbours Congo and reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Manchester United 3-1 Leicester City
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:20:44 GMT - Manchester United easily beat bottom side Leicester to move up to third place in the Premier League table.
The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:06:03 GMT - When Greece's new leader gave his victory speech, flags were flying high. Supporters from across Europe celebrated an event which they are hoping will change the continent.
How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:04:14 GMT - Gas terrified soldiers in WW1, but it killed comparatively few of them, at least on the Western Front. So why was it the one WW1 weapon to be banned?
Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:56:23 GMT - Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:08:09 GMT - The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.
SA apartheid assassin given parole
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:57:26 GMT - South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
Bangladesh factory fire kills 13
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:45:07 GMT - At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.
Blaze wrecks Moscow public library
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:59:52 GMT - A blaze rages for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's largest public libraries, destroying parts of the building.
DNA tests for babies in Mexico blast
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:08:36 GMT - Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.
IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:06 GMT - A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
Romney won't run in 2016 election
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:22:52 GMT - Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
Actress Geraldine McEwan dies
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:48:22 GMT - Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.
Tasers 'needed for all police'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:08:20 GMT - All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
Victim fund tops £150k in three days
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:00:54 GMT - Well-wishers donate more than £150,000 in three days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
UK health worker monitored for Ebola
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:16:20 GMT - A British healthcare worker is flown back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.
In pictures: Destruction in Kobane
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:23:34 GMT - Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:45 GMT - Images from around the world: 30 January
At the pump
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT - Petrol stations around the world
In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT - Pictures from around the country
Your pictures: City skylines
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT - Images from around the world: 28 January
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:37:46 GMT - Shetland's spectacular annual re festival
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:36:35 GMT - Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List
The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:14:14 GMT - Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair
Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:02:48 GMT - Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb
Has justice been done in South Africa?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:43 GMT - Has justice been served in South Africa as assassin paroled?
10 things we didn't know last week
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:39:02 GMT - Who smiles more - Dutch babies or US babies?
Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:42:46 GMT - New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War
VIDEO: What not to say in an obituary
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:33:34 GMT - Australian writer's mean obituary sparks online fightback
Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:09:54 GMT - Islamic State forges links with militants across Muslim world
Crossing the border to attend US schools
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:58:37 GMT - Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas
Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:55 GMT - A selection of the best news photographs from around the world
President Correa's troll warfare
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:24:58 GMT - The president who names and shames online abusers
Democracy without women? Spanish women angry about Greek cabinet
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:49:19 GMT - Spanish feminists criticise male-dominated Greek cabinet

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