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Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:13:21 GMT
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC. 
Uber sued over India rape allegation  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:03:17 GMT
An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court. 
Portugal gives Jews 'return rights'  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:17 GMT
The Portuguese government grants citizenship rights to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country five centuries ago. 
Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:00 GMT
A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby. 
Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:37:15 GMT
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue. 
Fugitive treasure hunter in court  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:14:34 GMT
Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul. 
Labour peer backs private role in NHS  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:39:00 GMT
Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector. 
Churchill's funeral anniversary marked  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:48:46 GMT
A series of events in London is set to mark the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. 
Training cuts 'could harm patients'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:57:31 GMT
Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn. 
Fresh snow brings travel disruption  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:54:16 GMT
Wintry weather is continuing to cause travel disruption in parts of England. 
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 
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:37:46 GMT
Shetland's spectacular annual re festival 
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