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Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary
Some 300 Auschwitz survivors return to the site of the Nazi death camp in southern Poland to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops.
Militants attack top Libya hotel
Militants attack a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya's capital Tripoli, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, officials say.
Mayor defends New York snow warnings
New York's mayor rebuffs suggestions that city officials overreacted to the threat of a heavy winter snow storm, saying "we dodged a bullet"
Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
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.
China probes 'salamander banquet'
China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
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.
Argentina to disband intelligence body
The Argentine president announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
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.
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.
VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story
Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.
VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor's search for twin
Menachem Bodner is one of many Holocaust survivors searching for relatives 70 years on.
VIDEO: Aerial video of Auschwitz-Birkenau
BBC drone video from January 2015 shows what remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again
Violinmaker Amnon Weinstein talks about his work restoring Holocaust-era violins, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp.
VIDEO: Survivors lay wreaths at death wall
Wreaths are laid and candles lit at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
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.
VIDEO: Living with death on the doorstep
Janina Paszek and her family tried to help prisoners in Auschwitz by secretly giving them food.
VIDEO: The workers still sorting Auschwitz items
What's life like in the small Polish town of Oswiecim, next to the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Auschwitz message still resonates today
The recent attacks in Paris underline the continuing relevance of the symbolism of Auschwitz, says Caroline Wyatt.
Where next for the eurozone?
Syriza's election victory in Greece raises some difficult questions for the other countries using the currency and for the European institutions.
Airline wars - IAG plots Irish government charm offensive
Tuesday saw a significant moment in IAG's mega-bid to take over Aer Lingus; now it gets political.
Seventy years since Auschwitz liberated
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.
Uncanny political parallels with 1974
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.
VIDEO: Greek elections: What next?
A closer look at the Greek elections and what the result means for the country.
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.
UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe
A UK government minister apologises after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
Dubai claims Heathrow's traffic crown
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.
UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Facebook suffers widespread fault
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.
Web attacks 'growing' in volume
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
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.
Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures
Tate reveals oil giant BP donated £3.8m to its galleries as part of its sponsorship deal over the past 17 years.
Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon
Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.
England's environment 'in decline'
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Dementia 'link' to common drugs
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
Murray into Australian Open semis
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
Astana should be banned - Armstrong
Lance Armstrong is unimpressed with Brian Cookson's start as UCI boss but is sorry riders must keep answering drugs questions.
The camera that captured readers' lives
Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras.
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks
A 1916 silent movie featuring Sherlock Holmes - long presumed lost - is due to have its premiere in Paris. It stars a man who changed the way we see Conan Doyle's famous sleuth forever.
Turkmenistan 'bans black cars'
Customs officials in the Central Asian country say people should buy white cars instead.
Secession debate in Czech border town
Mayor of Hora Svate Kateriny says an planned mine expansion would cut off the town.
Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.
US and India can be 'best partners'
President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.
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.
Thousands march for Mexico missing
Thousands take part in marches in Mexico City to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago.
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.
Device triggers White House alert
A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
Leaders in '100 days to go' battle
Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step up campaigning 100 days from the general election.
Glitter testifies at abuse trial
Former singer Gary Glitter has started to give evidence in his trial for an alleged string of historical sex offences against young girls.
Gross murder suspect 'faced charge'
Charges would have been brought against Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns if he had lived, the Met Police says.
BBC boss Hall queries TV watershed
The 9pm TV watershed may not survive, says BBC director general Tony Hall, who also acknowledges criticisms of Radio 4's flagship drama The Archers.
Taking the plunge
Cold Water Swimming Championships
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
Church of England's first female bishop
In pictures: Australia Day 2015
The country celebrates its official national day
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
Images from around the world: 26 January
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
News photos from around the world
In pictures: Saudi King Abdullah mourned
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015
Images from around the world: 23 January
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school
Story behind the Kenyan protest photo
The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya
The German woman who swapped home for a mountain cave
Still thirsty after Malawi's flood
Water everywhere in Malawi and not a drop to drink
Auschwitz anniversary: The survivor who brought the Holocaust to life
How a young survivor's drawings helped bring the Holocaust to life
Building the world's tallest minaret
Why Algeria is building the world's tallest minaret
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
A selection of news photos from around the world
Demis Roussos: A colourful career
Some surprising career moments of the late Demis Roussos
#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?
Why one protester's death went big on social media
Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations
After the promises, new leader Tsipras faces big challenges
VIDEO: Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash
Why lip-syncing app Dubsmash went viral
RK Laxman: Cartoonist behind India's 'Common Man'
The man behind India's iconic cartoon
How to build world's tallest lift
The challenges in building the world's tallest lift

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