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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. 
Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:30:05 GMT
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported. 
Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:52:48 GMT
Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. 
Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:10:12 GMT
All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary. 
Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:22:34 GMT
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start. 
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. 
Labour makes Cameron billboard vow  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:41:35 GMT
The Labour party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election as it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning. 
Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:55 GMT
News photos from around the world 
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 
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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