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Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:50:37 GMT
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis. 
US and India can be 'best partners'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:05:02 GMT
President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries. 
Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:49:15 GMT
A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say. 
Thousands march for Mexico missing  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:40:30 GMT
Thousands take part in marches in Mexico City to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago. 
Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:46:09 GMT
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town. 
Device triggers White House alert  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:42:18 GMT
A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says. 
Leaders in '100 days to go' battle  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:59:44 GMT
Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step up campaigning 100 days from the general election. 
Gross murder suspect 'faced charge'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:14:46 GMT
Charges would have been brought against Alice Gross murder suspect Arnis Zalkalns if he had lived, the Met Police says. 
Kent prison 'ordered to be closed'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:15:54 GMT
The Ministry of Justice orders the closure of Blantyre House Prison in Kent, according to the Prison Governors' Association (PGA). 
PM: Yes to TV debates with NI parties  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:47:55 GMT
David Cameron says a deal could be done for TV debates to go ahead if Northern Ireland's parties were represented on the panel. 
Taking the plunge  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:54:51 GMT
Cold Water Swimming Championships 
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:06 GMT
Church of England's first female bishop 
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:12:12 GMT
Images from around the world: 26 January 
In pictures: Australia Day 2015  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:10:08 GMT
The country celebrates its official national day 
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:51:44 GMT
News photos from around the world