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Greeks vote in 'make-or-break' poll  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:01:12 GMT
Greeks vote in a general election, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as frontrunners in a tight race. 
Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:30:07 GMT
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say. 
Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:28:06 GMT
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by. 
Failed bid to raise AirAsia fuselage  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:09:00 GMT
The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ8501 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it. 
US condolences over Japan 'IS death'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:46:29 GMT
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State. 
India and US 'starting new journey'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:17:27 GMT
Indian PM Narendra Modi says his country and the US are starting a "new journey" of co-operation, as President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit. 
Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:05:34 GMT
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October. 
Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:21:47 GMT
The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says. 
Birdman given boost in Oscars race  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:33:01 GMT
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize. 
VIDEO: Bolivia's festival of miniatures  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:56:13 GMT
People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference - everything is in miniature. 
VIDEO: Brazilians told to save water  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:25:54 GMT
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region is experiencing its worst drought since 1930. 
VIDEO: Body clocks and blindness  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:35:43 GMT
Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all? 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:54:07 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:46:17 GMT
In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species. 
VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:30:11 GMT
The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters. 
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