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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.
- 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.
- Verdict due on Srebrenica appeals
- The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal is set to rule on the appeals of five men over their convictions over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
- Deadly blast at Pakistan Shia mosque
- A bomb blast at a Shia religious mosque in southern Pakistan has killed at least 20 people and injured many more, officials say.
- 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.
- Eurozone deflation gathers pace
- Eurozone deflation increases over the last month from -0.2% to -0.6% as lower oil prices push down costs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Balloonists surpass distance record
- Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
- 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.
- Saudi king reshuffles cabinet
- King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne.
- Man with fake gun disrupts Dutch TV
- A man wielding a fake gun is arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS, causing the main evening bulletins to be cancelled.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'
- Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
- Ebola virus mutating, scientists say
- Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- EU extends sanctions against Russia
- Foreign ministers from the EU agree in Brussels to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September but not to impose any new sanctions.
- Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'
- Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.
- Iraq probes Diyala massacre claims
- Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
- Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
- A series of events in London marking the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill are under way.
- Child obesity rates 'levelling off'
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Denmark, Deutschland and deflation
- Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.
- Friday's gossip column
- Mancini wants Toure, Chelsea close in on Cuadrado, Anderson could leave Man Utd, Spurs plan Everton exchange, plus more.
- Woods struggles on PGA Tour return
- Tiger Woods opens with a two-over-par 73 at the Phoenix Open on Thursday in his first tournament of the season.
- Liverpool to make move for Ings
- Liverpool want to sign striker Danny Ings in a deal that would see him loaned back to Burnley for the rest of the season.
- Suge Knight sought over hit-and-run
- Police are looking for Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight after a man was run over and killed in Los Angeles.
- 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.
- 'Lost' Constable work fetches £3.4m
- A painting bought for £3,500 just 18 months ago sells at auction in New York for £3.4m after John Constable was confirmed as its creator.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- VIDEO: Why some immigrants fear US visa amnesty
- 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
- A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.
- Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools
- French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
- Ukraine civilians stranded as shells pound Debaltseve
- Ukrainian civilians stranded in battle for Debaltseve
- Campaign challenges blasphemy laws
- New campaign challenges blasphemy laws
- The tennis entourage can pay its way
- Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage
- BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes
- Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map
- The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx
- The country where even the middle classes may love Marx
- Can a school demand your Facebook login?
- School says it can ask for student's social media logins
- Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
- The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
- What I miss about life before Ebola
- What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak
- Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia's ashes
- Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but left a vibrant start-up scene
- The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
- The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes
- Can fancy burgers help US workers?
- Why is US burger firm Shake Shack set to raise millions?
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