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Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:16:01 GMT
Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades. 
Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:45:48 GMT
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions. 
Venezuela issues new protest rules  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:00:28 GMT
New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations. 
Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:36:42 GMT
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula. 
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. 
Tasers 'needed for all police'  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:00:31 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 reaches £90k in two days  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:30:13 GMT
Well-wishers donate more than £90,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home. 
Man critical after Belfast shooting  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:21:33 GMT
A man who was shot in the head in north Belfast is in a critical condition in hospital, police say. 
Midnight tax return deadline looms  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:18:26 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine. 
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