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Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and later arrives to Cyprus.
Greece debt talks 'must help Europe'
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says his priority is European well-being, after talks in France on the debt issue.
Jordan vow after hostage beheading
Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.
S Sudan foes agree to end conflict
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar sign a deal, committing to end the conflict that has devastated the country.
Kidnapped Libya Opec official found
One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.
Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack
The Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
Obama plans tax on overseas profits
US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.
Djokovic beats Murray in Melbourne
British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title.
Protesters back on Hong Kong streets
Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower.
Damascus bus bomb blast kills four
A bomb explodes on a bus in Syria's capital Damascus, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, activists and media reports say.
US boy, three, shoots both parents
A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel.
Ghana 3-0 Guinea
Ghana ease into their fifth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final by comfortably beating Guinea in Malabo.
VIDEO: Music's role in surviving Holocaust
A service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday will honour work written by prisoners during the Holocaust - and the role that music played in helping some survive
VIDEO: Bollywood star 'succumbed' to twitter
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan says that he has "succumbed" to social media as a way to connect with his fans and well-wishers.
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VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction
A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.
VIDEO: Tattoo expo: What is 'body modification'?
A look at different types of "body modification" as tattoo artists from around the world gather in Caracas for the 2015 Venezuela Tattoo Expo this weekend.
VIDEO: Afghan cricket team heads to World Cup
The Afghan cricket team, which is less than two years old, is on its way to Australia to play in their first World Cup.
AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'
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.
Is it extreme to make universities combat extremists?
Critics fear new legislation to clamp down on extremism at universities is an attack on democratic freedom, says Dominic Casciani.
Greece: The dangerous game
The BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt says European officials and governments are much more anxious about the Greek drama than they are letting on.
Traumatic times for Jordan pilot's family
Jordan is rallying around the family of captured pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, held for more than 40 days by Islamic State jihadists, Yolande Knell reports.
Letter from Africa: Giving Kenyans a voice
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, the presenter of a BBC debate programme on governance in Kenya, reflects on what he has learned in nearly three years travelling around the country.
Patients 'back three-person babies"
The head of a team of scientists behind a technique to create "three-person babies" - preventing mitochondrial disease - tells the BBC why MPs should allow it.
Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands
The Islamic State group is forging links with militants across North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, challenging its al-Qaeda rivals.
VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
Profile: Sinai Province militant group
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.
Sears in 'Explicit Content' T-shirt
Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears makes light of her outburst by wearing a cheeky T-shirt at the Australian Open final.
Balloonists complete Pacific journey
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
Oil summit to hear pleas for action
An oil industry body is to call for "meaningful action" from government at a summit to help tackle challenges facing North Sea operators.
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Nokia name row with London start-up
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
Google agrees privacy policy changes
The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.
Whitney daughter's condition unknown
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late US singer Whitney Houston, is in hospital in an unknown condition after being found unresponsive in a bath.
Suge Knight held over LA death
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.
Controllers banking on Philae wake-up
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
Scientists who claimed to have found direct 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'
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'
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria
New Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony scores twice to take Ivory Coast into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Murray 'melted down' in final - Cash
Andy Murray needs "a good, hard look in the mirror" after his Australian Open final defeat, says former finalist Pat Cash.
Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb
Maud Gonne's grief over a child whose death at the age of two, inspired an unpublished poem by W B Yeats.
The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais
Growing numbers of migrants are descending on Calais in northern France in the hope of reaching Britain - but they end up in makeshift camps with little hope of a better life.
Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped
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
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
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
Abbott pledge after Queensland rout
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".
Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally
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.
Chile proposes to end abortion ban
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.
New Jersey governor begins UK visit
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
Cameron attacks school 'mediocrity'
Almost 3,500 schools in England rated as requiring improvement face being forced into new leadership, under plans to be announced by David Cameron.
Man scattering ashes swept into sea
A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering his sister's ashes in North Cornwall.
Fundraiser meets mugging victim
A woman who set up a fundraising page for a man who was mugged outside his home meets the victim as donations top £250,000.
Prison 'book ban' rule relaxed
A rule that stopped inmates receiving books in prison is relaxed - with books now allowed via four "approved retailers".
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News photos from around the world
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Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015
Images from around the world: 30 January
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In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015
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Your pictures: City skylines
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Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
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The Swedish Schindler who disappeared
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The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal
The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal
Japan hostage killing: Critical test for PM Abe
Japan PM Abe under pressure after hostage killing by IS
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Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis
Playpens to drones - new ideas to reduce deaths by drowning
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