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Iran must halt nuclear work - Obama 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:52:22 GMT 
    Barack Obama says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, as Israel's prime minister is set to address the US Congress on the issue.


Ukraine truce 'still not complete' 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:37:35 GMT 
    The US accuses pro-Russian rebels of a "piecemeal" approach to the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, withdrawing weapons in only some areas.


Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:59:42 GMT 
    Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.


Homeless man 'reached for LAPD gun' 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:21:33 GMT 
    The Los Angeles police chief says a homeless man shot dead by police had reached for an officer's weapon before being killed.


Mother knew Emwazi's voice on video 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:23:39 GMT 
    The mother of British militant Mohammed Emwazi says she recognised his voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State.


Tinder to charge over-28s more 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:28:48 GMT 
    Dating app Tinder announces it will charge the over-28s nearly four times as much for its premium features as it does younger users in the UK.


Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:54:08 GMT 
    Iraqi forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the strategic city from Islamic State.


US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:06:48 GMT 
    Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.


Canadian 'missing in North Korea' 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:39:22 GMT 
    A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.


Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:03:22 GMT 
    Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.


Nemtsov girlfriend flies to Ukraine 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:22:08 GMT 
    Anna Durytska, the Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, is flying home after being questioned by police in Moscow.


Castro's revolutionary lover dies 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:39:12 GMT 
    Natalia Revuelta, who supported Fidel Castro when he was planning his insurgency and became his lover, has died at the age of 89 in Havana.


VIDEO: Ebola detectives at work in Liberia 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:32:14 GMT 
    BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has been out with Liberia's ''Ebola detectives'', as they attempt to bring the caseload down to zero.


VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:52:01 GMT 
    More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.


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  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:50:52 GMT 
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