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Apple profit 'biggest in history'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:22:32 GMT
Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company. 
N Korea leader 'to visit Russia'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:37:28 GMT
Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow, South Korean media reports, but Kim Jong-un is not mentioned by name. 
Japan condemns Goto hostage video  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:16:38 GMT
PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release. 
Asylum group 'legally held at sea'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:14:37 GMT
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules. 
Bank chief warns of pandemic threat  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:42:22 GMT
The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns. 
Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:35:44 GMT
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say. 
US admits snow forecast errors  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:10:11 GMT
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat. 
AirAsia body search 'could end soon'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:14:48 GMT
Indonesia's search and rescue agency chief says the hunt for victims of AirAsia QZ8501 could be called off if no more bodies are found soon. 
Mexico insists 43 students are dead  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:40:25 GMT
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of. 
Manus detainees 'to be sent home'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:08:29 GMT
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim. 
Argentina Jews boycott memorial  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:34:15 GMT
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman. 
England drives global football deals  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:24:10 GMT
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total. 
VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut"  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:07:22 GMT
Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut". 
VIDEO: First in the village to own a fridge  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:17:36 GMT
A tailor from Calcutta buys his first fridge, which is also the first of his entire village. 
VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:29 GMT
Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped. 
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