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AirAsia recovery operation suspended  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:27:56 GMT
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage. 
EU weighs more sanctions on Russia  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:58 GMT
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine. 
Argentina to disband intelligence body  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:49:02 GMT
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor. 
Houthis release Yemen leader's aide  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:52:49 GMT
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago. 
Facebook suffers widespread fault  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:56:51 GMT
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. 
UK Holocaust memorial centre planned  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:56:50 GMT
A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 
Assault claims untrue, says Glitter  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:05:55 GMT
Former rock star Gary Glitter tells a jury he did not carry out sexual assaults against three girls in the 1970s. 
Unison calls off strike by NHS staff  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:52:40 GMT
Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January. 
BBC boss Hall queries TV watershed  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:06:56 GMT
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  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:54:51 GMT
Cold Water Swimming Championships 
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:06 GMT
Church of England's first female bishop 
In pictures: Australia Day 2015  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:10:08 GMT
The country celebrates its official national day 
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:12:12 GMT
Images from around the world: 26 January 
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:51:44 GMT
News photos from around the world 
In pictures: Saudi King Abdullah mourned  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:40:28 GMT
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death 
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