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Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:11:37 GMT
Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people. 
Italy MPs elect judge as president  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:39:56 GMT
Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post. 
DNA tests for babies in Mexico blast  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:08:36 GMT
Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents. 
IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:06 GMT
A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says. 
Romney won't run in 2016 election  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:22:52 GMT
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again. 
Actress Geraldine McEwan dies  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:09:16 GMT
Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says. 
Tasers 'needed for all police'  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:08:20 GMT
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says. 
Victim fund tops £160k in three days  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:19:54 GMT
Well-wishers donate more than £160,000 in three days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home. 
Phoenix Nights actor Robbins 'stable'  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:48:50 GMT
Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, the venue says. 
In pictures: Destruction in Kobane  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:23:34 GMT
Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town 
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:45 GMT
Images from around the world: 30 January 
At the pump  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT
Petrol stations around the world 
In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT
Pictures from around the country 
Your pictures: City skylines  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines" 
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT
Images from around the world: 28 January 
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