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Journalist Greste 'freed by Egypt' 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:32:14 GMT 
    Jailed Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is being released and deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison, state media and police say.


Jordan vow after hostage beheading 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:51:57 GMT 
    Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.


Djokovic beats Murray in Melbourne 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:29:27 GMT 
    British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title.


Key Nigerian city under fresh attack 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:46:16 GMT 
    Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.


Greek PM offers olive branch on debt 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:20:42 GMT 
    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.


Protesters back on Hong Kong streets 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:02:11 GMT 
    Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower.


Abbott pledge after Queensland rout 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:11:22 GMT 
    Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".


Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:08:30 GMT 
    Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.


Chile proposes to end abortion ban 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:56 GMT 
    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.


Mosque open days to ease 'tensions' 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:13:25 GMT 
    Mosques across the UK will open their doors to the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism".


US boy, three, shoots both parents 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:25:23 GMT 
    A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel.


New Jersey governor begins UK visit 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:01:38 GMT 
    New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.


Man scattering ashes swept into sea 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:38:38 GMT 
    A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering his sister's ashes in North Cornwall.


VIDEO: Music's role in surviving Holocaust 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:09:08 GMT 
    A service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday will honour work written by prisoners during the Holocaust - and the role that music played in helping some survive


VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:49:18 GMT 
    Drone maker introduces no-fly zones in the US, plus other technology news
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