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Iraq launches Tikrit operation  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:05:58 GMT
Iraq launches military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says. 
US police shoot homeless man dead  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:09:57 GMT
A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles. 
'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:34:28 GMT
The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria. 
Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:57:49 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine. 
N Korea opens fire as drills start  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:58:36 GMT
North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say. 
Arrests after HK shopping protest  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:42:45 GMT
Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists. 
Estonia ruling party wins election  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:14:52 GMT
Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival. 
Murder charge for Peru ex-minister  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:57:18 GMT
An ex-minister in Peru is charged with involvement in the killing of a journalist during the Shining Path rebel insurgency in the 1980s. 
Argentine leader hails lower debt  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:44:41 GMT
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December. 
UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:58:33 GMT
The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces. 
Oligarch faces North Sea deal block  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:54:43 GMT
The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman. 
First tree seeds for Doomsday vault  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:39:48 GMT
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species. 
VIDEO: How do you bake a 450-metre cake?  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:48:14 GMT
The city of Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 450th anniversary on Sunday with a series of events. 
VIDEO: Museum displays Iraq's rich history  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:56:18 GMT
Iraq's national museum has reopened 12 years after it was closed following the American invasion of the country. 
VIDEO: Congressman pays 'Downton' decor costs  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:46:29 GMT
An American congressman has to pay back $40,000 of public money after re-decorating his office in the style of the period television drama Downton Abbey