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Merkel rules out Greek debt relief 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:07:33 GMT 
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.


IS 'chemical weapons expert killed' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:06 GMT 
    A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.


Cumberbatch calls for gay pardons 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:12:26 GMT 
    Benedict Cumberbatch and other campaigners call for thousands of Britons who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned, like codebreaker Alan Turing.


DNA tests for babies in Mexico blast 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:08:36 GMT 
    Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.


Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:52:48 GMT 
    Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:02:44 GMT 
    Liberia's delays the planned re-opening of the country's schools, saying they are not not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola.


Army to set up 'social media unit' 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:15:55 GMT 
    The British Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".


Podemos to hold Madrid mass rally 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:39:43 GMT 
    The far-left Spanish party, Podemos, is to hold a mass rally in the centre of Madrid looking to build on the recent victory of Syriza in Greece.


Venezuela issues new protest rules 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:00:28 GMT 
    New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.


Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:16:01 GMT 
    Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.


Woods shoots worst round of career 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:57:24 GMT 
    Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the Phoenix Open.


AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:22 GMT 
    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.


VIDEO: Afghan cricket team heads to World Cup 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:49:05 GMT 
    The Afghan cricket team, which is less than two years old, is on its way to Australia to play in their first World Cup.


VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:43:25 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:42:04 GMT 
    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.
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