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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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