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Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:11:40 GMT
Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and later arrives to Cyprus. 
Greece debt talks 'must help Europe'  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:44:24 GMT
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says his priority is European well-being, after talks in France on the debt issue. 
Jordan vow after hostage beheading  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:51:57 GMT
Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage. 
Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:57:07 GMT
The Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri. 
Obama plans tax on overseas profits  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:17:53 GMT
US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US. 
Djokovic beats Murray in Melbourne  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:07:52 GMT
British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title. 
Protesters back on Hong Kong streets  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:02:11 GMT
Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower. 
Damascus bus bomb blast kills four  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:29:58 GMT
A bomb explodes on a bus in Syria's capital Damascus, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more, activists and media reports say. 
Mosque open days to ease 'tensions'  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:55:13 GMT
Mosques across the UK have been opened the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism". 
US boy, three, shoots both parents  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:25:23 GMT
A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel. 
Man scattering ashes swept into sea  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:22:17 GMT
A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering his sister's ashes in North Cornwall. 
Ghana 3-0 Guinea  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:16:45 GMT
Ghana ease into their fifth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final by comfortably beating Guinea in Malabo. 
VIDEO: Music's role in surviving Holocaust  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:09:08 GMT
A service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday will honour work written by prisoners during the Holocaust - and the role that music played in helping some survive 
VIDEO: Bollywood star 'succumbed' to twitter  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:01:09 GMT
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan says that he has "succumbed" to social media as a way to connect with his fans and well-wishers. 
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