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  • Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:27:57 GMT)

    Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper are killed as Hezbollah militants trade fire with Israeli forces along the Lebanese border. ... Read

  • Greece will not default - PM Tsipras
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:16:14 GMT)

    New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says his country will not default on its bailout debts, as bank stocks lose more than 25% of their value. ... Read

  • North Korea leader to visit Russia
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:57:35 GMT)

    Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to visit Moscow, which would be Kim Jong-un's first overseas trip as leader. ... Read

  • Jordan offers IS prisoner swap
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:32:28 GMT)

    Jordan offers to free an Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State after the group threatens to kill the pilot and another hostage. ... Read

  • New resignations hit Germany's Pegida
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:09:18 GMT)

    The new leader of Germany's controversial anti-Islamisation group Pegida, Kathrin Oertel, resigns a week after her predecessor. ... Read

  • Iran picks new United Nations envoy
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:09:26 GMT)

    Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice. ... Read

  • US warns of more sanctions on Russia
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:23 GMT)

    US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine. ... Read

  • Cape Town honours last white ruler
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:07:06 GMT)

    Cape Town's city council votes to rename a street after South Africa's last white ruler despite opposition from the national governing party. ... Read

  • India sex-test ad ban for tech firms
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:16:00 GMT)

    India's Supreme Court orders internet giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to block adverts for tests that determine a child's sex before birth. ... Read

  • Suicide attack against Mali Tuaregs
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:51:45 GMT)

    Suicide bombers and armed attackers kill about a dozen people in an assault on Tuareg rebel positions in northern Mali, security sources say. ... Read

  • Drone firm blocks White House flights
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:56:50 GMT)

    Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn. ... Read

  • Coder creates smallest chess game
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:18:51 GMT)

    A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record. ... Read

  • Florida cat crawls out of grave
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:37:01 GMT)

    A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave. ... Read

  • E. coli found in Winnipeg water
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:14:37 GMT)

    Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply. ... Read

  • US north-east digs out of heavy snow
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:24:46 GMT)

    Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel. ... Read

  • Mexico insists 43 students are dead
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:40:25 GMT)

    Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of. ... Read

  • Argentina Jews boycott memorial
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:34:15 GMT)

    Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman. ... Read

  • Guinea 1-1 Mali
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:11:17 GMT)

    Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Mongomo. ... Read

  • Nigeria army 'warned of Baga attack'
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:43:14 GMT)

    Nigeria's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says. ... Read

  • Sri Lanka reinstates chief justice
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:37:54 GMT)

    Sri Lanka's new president reinstates Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake two years after she was controversially sacked by his predecessor. ... Read

  • India cancels child-killer execution
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:07 GMT)

    An Indian child-murderer convicted in a case dubbed "the house of horrors" escapes execution, as a court commutes his sentence to life in prison. ... Read

  • Greece markets hit by default fears
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:02:04 GMT)

    Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors. ... Read

  • Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:26:09 GMT)

    Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say. ... Read

  • Juror doubt at serial killer verdict
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:00:37 GMT)

    The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent. ... Read

  • Tesco recalls 'foul smelling' drink
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:51:37 GMT)

    Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic. ... Read

  • Facebook earnings beat expectations
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:40:22 GMT)

    The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales. ... Read

  • Bank governor warns on eurozone
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:55:06 GMT)

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position". ... Read

  • Fed to remain 'patient' on rate rise
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:58:39 GMT)

    The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments". ... Read

  • Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (agg 2-3)
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:01:56 GMT)

    Tottenham set up a Capital One Cup final date with Chelsea at Wembley on 1 March thanks to Christian Eriksen's late goal. ... Read

  • Costa charged after 'stamp' on Can
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:56:18 GMT)

    Chelsea's Diego Costa is charged by the FA for allegedly stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can and may face a three-game ban. ... Read

  • Selma star defends Benedict Cumberbatch
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:17:02 GMT)

    David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview. ... Read

  • H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize
  • (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:54:52 GMT)

    Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the death of her father. ... Read

  • Ghostbusters: Female stars confirmed
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:45:47 GMT)

    Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Ukraine hospitals 'under attack'
  • (Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:41:36 GMT)

    The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets Andreas Koutepas, the local Medecins Sans Frontieres co-ordinator in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, who says that hospitals in the region have come under attack. ... Read

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