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VIDEO: The secret world of London's Mail Rail

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's underground Mail Rail system has been dormant for years, but may get opened to the public.
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UN urges end to ransom payments

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UN Security Council approves a UK-drafted resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to kidnappers that fund terrorist groups.
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VIDEO: Rare look inside fight against Taliban

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Afghan army's chief of staff says they will not lose ground to the Taliban after British troops leave at the end of 2014.
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VIDEO: US schoolboy creates bullying heat map

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

US schoolboy hopes big data can tackle bullying
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US student 'set himself on fire'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Colorado

A teenage student in the US state of Colorado has suffered severe burns after setting himself on fire in his high school cafeteria, authorities say.
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Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sandhurst

How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality
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EastEnders 'must reflect' London

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

BBC One's EastEnders must reflect "the modern world" and changes in London, having been "frozen in aspic" for too long, the soap's new boss says.
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Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:32
related countries: United States United States

Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.
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Mexico 'captures drug cartel leader'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Michoacan

Mexican forces have arrested one of the four leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the violence-wracked Michoacan state, officials say.
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China's state-sponsored pop star

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:38
related countries: China China

China wants a pop hit in the West and its big hope is Ruhan Jia
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Tunisia's women make huge gains

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 0:56
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

New rights are enshrined in Tunisia's constitution
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Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 1:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president and opposition agree to scrap an anti-protest law that had fuelled demonstrators' anger, the presidency says.
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Strong UK GDP figures expected

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 2:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Official figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to show the UK economy grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crisis.
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Tarantino sues Gawker over script

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 2:32
related countries: United States United States

US film director Quentin Tarantino sues gossip website Gawker for copyright infringement after it posted a link to a leaked screenplay.
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VIDEO: Benazir Bhutto's son calls for action

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 2:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet about his political ambitions and his call for military action, not talks, with armed groups in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Pope John Paul II relic stolen

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 3:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police are hunting for a stolen holy relic that contains the blood of Pope John Paul II.
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Australia names new governor-general

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 3:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott nominates retired defence chief Peter Cosgrove as Australia's next governor-general, representing the Queen.
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VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 4:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament is set to vote on plans to scrap recent anti-protest laws in a special session called over the continuing unrest in the country.
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VIDEO: Will aid convoys be let into Homs?

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 6:39
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are in deadlock over the divisive issue of transferring power to a transitional government.
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China soy sauce firm in strong debut

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 6:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China

China's largest cooking wine and soy sauce maker Honworld surges in its trading debut in Hong Kong, bucking the overall market gloom.
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Japan 'to teach territorial claims'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 6:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Education Ministry says it is revising teaching manuals for schools to set out its ownership of disputed islands.
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Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 6:54
related countries: China China

Hong Kong begins culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.
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Gold hidden in India airplane cargo

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 7:17
related countries: India India

A stash of 27kg of gold worth more than $1.5m (£956,023) is discovered hidden in mobile phones on a commercial plane in southern India, reports say.
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Drake and Kanye to headline Wireless

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham, London

This year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham will be headlined by Kanye West Drake and Bruno Mars.
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India in surprise interest rate rise

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 8:08
related countries: India India

India's central bank unexpectedly raises interest rates in an attempt to rein in rising consumer prices in a crucial election year.
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Filipino police 'used torture wheel'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 8:37
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Human rights groups criticise police in the Philippines for the alleged use of a 'torture wheel' at a detention facility.
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VIDEO: Spinning cars and snow rollers in US

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

A second arctic blast has caused disruption in the Midwest of the US, with schools closing, airlines cancelling flights and emergency crews working to dig out major roadways.
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Broad 'unharmed' by Ashes whitewash

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 9:39
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Broad describes England's whitewash by Australia as a "life experience" as he prepares to captain the Twenty20 side.
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Teaching standards 'need to rise'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The quality of teaching in Wales needs to improve if overall standards in schools are to have any chance of increasing, inspectors say.
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Record Kenya fine for ivory smuggler

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 10:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya, China China

A Chinese ivory smuggler is ordered to pay a record fine or spend seven years in jail, under tough new Kenyan anti-poaching laws.
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VIDEO: Shark victim 'stitched up own leg'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 10:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A doctor from New Zealand has managed to stitch up his own wound after he fought off a shark that had bitten his leg.
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NSA 'gets data from Angry Birds'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says.
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Warburton on bench against Italy

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alun Wyn Jones leads Wales in Saturday's Six Nations opener against Italy with regular captain Sam Warburton named on the bench.
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Concern as Malala book launch halted

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 11:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Malala

An event in north-west Pakistan to launch activist Malala Yousafzai's memoir was cancelled after pressure from local officials, organisers say.
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Deadly avalanches sweep French Alps

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 11:34
related countries: France France

A rash of deadly avalanches sweeps the Alps
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AUDIO: 'Extradition could drive us to suicide'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 11:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Northampton

A couple from Northampton say they could be driven to suicide if they are extradited to the US.
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Hamilton upbeat despite Jerez crash

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 12:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton insists he had a "positive day" despite crashing his new Mercedes on day one of pre-season testing in Spain.
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Man 'stitches leg' after shark bite

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 12:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A doctor in New Zealand tells the BBC how he fought off a shark attack with a knife, stitched up his wounds with a first aid kit, then went to the pub for a beer.
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Bhutto's son urges war on militants

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 12:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, urges Pakistan to take military action against militants, in an exclusive BBC interview.
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Bahrain urged to investigate death

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 12:13
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Amnesty International is calling on the Bahraini authorities to investigate the death in custody of a 19-year-old man earlier this month.
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Mladic blocks Karadzic questions

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 12:20
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic refuses to testify after Radovan Karadzic calls him as a defence witness at a Hague war crimes trial.
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French police raid comic's property

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 12:27
related countries: France France

Police in France raid properties linked to controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala as part of a fraud inquiry, French media report.
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Obama to act on income inequality

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 12:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama is expected to unveil a minimum-wage raise as he delivers his annual State of the Union address later.
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Thailand elections to go ahead

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 13:18
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's government confirms it will go ahead with parliamentary elections on Sunday despite threats of protests and an opposition boycott.
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VIDEO: Can dogs really tell the time?

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 13:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A BBC documentary team monitors the habits of Jazz, a Hungarian Viszla, to find out whether he really can tell the time.
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Was Tipu Sultan a hero or a despot?

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 13:38
related countries: India India

Why an Indian ruler who died 200 years ago is trending now
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Nigerians 'slaughtered' in church

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 13:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A senior cleric tells the BBC how suspected Islamist militants "slaughtered" at least 30 churchgoers in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday.
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Chile-Peru: Moving on from the past

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 13:46
related countries: Peru Peru, Chile Chile

Will the ICJ ruling help Chile and Peru bury the hatchet?
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UN court defines Peru-Chile border

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 13:46
related countries: Peru Peru, Chile Chile

The United Nations' highest court has defined the Peru-Chile maritime border after an acrimonious dispute between the two neighbours.
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Ukraine annuls anti-protest law

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 13:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian parliament votes by a large majority to abolish a controversial law restricting the right to protest, as demonstrations continue.
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Rwandan rejects 'illegal' trial

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 14:27
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A former bodyguard to Rwanda's president refuses to be tried for terrorism, as a senior UN official criticises Rwanda's human rights record.
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Kenyan BBC journalist dies aged 39

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 15:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenya-based BBC broadcast journalist Anne Waithera has died, aged 39, in a Nairobi hospital after a two-year battle against cancer.
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Top Gear leads line-up for BBC Brit

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 15:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hit motoring show Top Gear will lead the line-up on BBC Brit, a new campaign to target male viewers outside of the UK
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UK economic growth best since 2007

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 16:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy grew 0.7% in the final quarter of 2013 and by 1.9% for the year, the Office for National Statistics says, led by the services sector.
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US plunges into deep freeze again

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

Much of the US is in the grip of yet another ferocious cold snap, with snow forecast even in the usually balmy Deep South.
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Ford reports 'one of its best years'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 16:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia, Ford

Ford says 2013 was "one of the company's best years ever", driven by a strong performance in the US and Asia.
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Deadly fire in Colombia prison

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 16:17
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Ten, Barranquilla

Ten prisoners die in a fire at a jail in the Colombian city of Barranquilla following a fight between inmates and guards, say police.
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S Africa opposition parties merge

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 16:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Prominent South African anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele is to be the presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Alliance.
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Obama tribute to folk singer Seeger

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 16:46
related countries: United States United States

President Obama pays tribute to US folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who has died at the age of 94.
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Morsi defiant at jailbreak trial

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 16:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt's former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi rails against the authorities at the beginning of a trial over his escape from prison in 2011.
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Israeli jailed for Iran spying offer

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 17:01
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

A court in Israel sentences a member of the anti-Zionist Jewish sect Neturei Karta to four-and-a-half years in prison for offering to spy for Iran.
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Rio bridge collapse kills four

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 17:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Four people die when a lorry smashes into a pedestrian bridge in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, causing it to collapse onto vehicles below.
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UN 'may need 10,000 troops in CAR'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 17:20
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The United Nations believes at least 10,000 troops are needed in any force sent to end unrest in Central African Republic, France's UN envoy says.
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Syria pressed on transition at talks

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 17:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syria peace talks in Geneva adjourn early, as the opposition demands that the government address the question of a political transition.
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Ukraine's PM and government quit

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 17:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych accepts the resignation of PM Mykola Azarov after the government annuls a controversial anti-protest law.
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ICC approves more power for 'Big Three'

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 18:00
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England, India and Australia are set to have more control over cricket's future under principles agreed by the ICC.
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The mammoth military task of leaving Afghanistan

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 18:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How do you get military aircraft, trucks and weapons back home?
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VIDEO: Heavy rain causes mudslides in Bolivia

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 18:31
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

At least eight people die in northern Bolivia after torrential rainfall causes mudslides and flooding over the weekend.
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Mexico to integrate vigilante groups

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 19:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Michoacan

The Mexican government signs an agreement with vigilante groups in Michoacan state to bring them into the official security apparatus.
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US doctor 'waterboarded' child

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 19:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delaware

A former Delaware paediatrician who has written books on children's near-death experiences goes on trial accused of waterboarding an 11-year-old girl.
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Ashton and Youngs dropped by England

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 20:28
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England drop Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs for Saturday's Six Nations game with France as uncapped Jack Nowell is selected.
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VIDEO: 'On the frontline' of Kiev protests

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 21:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Kiev

Ukraine's capital has seen a series of protests, some violent, since November, when President Viktor Yanukovych pulled out of a trade deal with the EU in favour of a $15bn (£9bn) bailout from Russia.
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First Porsche was an electric car

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 21:31
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Porsche reveals that the first vehicle designed by its founder, Ferdinand Porsche, was an electric car built in 1898.
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Number of nuclear 'cheats' doubles

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 21:33
related countries: United States United States

The number of US Air Force officers embroiled in a scandal involving cheating on proficiency tests doubles to several dozen, officials say.
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In pictures: Life of an Indian runaway boy

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 21:35
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

Pictures from the daily life of a boy sleeping rough in Calcutta station
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Why is South Korea plugging unification?

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 21:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Why South Korea is plugging unification with the North
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Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 21:53
related countries: France France

A French court rejects a residency appeal by a Kosovo Roma schoolgirl, whose deportation from France in October sparked a public outcry.
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Clegg: UK to resettle Syria refugees

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 22:00
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some of the "most vulnerable" Syrian refugees will be temporarily resettled in the UK, Deputy PM Nick Clegg confirms.
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VIDEO: High-speed sea chase nets drugs haul

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

A huge cocaine haul worth an estimated US $37m has been seized from a go-fast boat in the Caribbean, US authorities announced on Tuesday.
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Russian diplomat stabbed in Sudan

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 22:38
related countries: Russia Russia, Sudan Sudan, Central African Republic Central African Republic

A Russian diplomat and his wife have been stabbed in Sudan by a man anguished over the death of his brother in Central African Republic, police say.
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Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 22:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian parliament has voted overwhelmingly to annul controversial anti-protest legislation, but demonstrators remain defiant on the streets.
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Turkish central bank in rate raise

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 23:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

After an emergency meeting, the Turkish central bank raises its overnight lending rate to 12% from 7.75% to help stabilise the lira.
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VIDEO: Thai rice row sparks rural discontent

Tuesday 28th of January 2014, 23:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The BBC's Jonathan Head reports on why the Thai government's controversial rice purchase scheme has left some farmers struggling to make ends meet.
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