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Philippines 'hid homeless from Pope'  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:52:20 GMT
The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it temporarily relocated homeless people during Pope Francis' visit. 
Cruise ship hit by engine room fire  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:28:13 GMT
A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room. 
Venezuelans protest over shortages  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:13 GMT
Thousands of Venezuelans attend an opposition march blaming failed government policies for widespread shortages. 
Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:05:34 GMT
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October. 
US planes targeted by bomb threats  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:36:17 GMT
Police search two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after receiving "credible" bomb threats - but later give the all-clear. 
Farage hits back at defecting MEP  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:25:43 GMT
An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says. 
£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:47:46 GMT
Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten". 
Tories 'close to TV debates deal'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:01:19 GMT
The Conservatives are close to agreeing to new plans for pre-election television debates, the party's chairman Grant Shapps says. 
Broadmoor fraud claims investigated  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:32:10 GMT
An investigation is launched into allegations of fraud and overspending at the trust which runs Broadmoor high security hospital. 
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:51:44 GMT
News photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:37:17 GMT
Images from around the world: 23 January 
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:08:54 GMT
Story behind the Kenyan protest photo 
Instagram: The 'homeless' chief executive  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:32:55 GMT
Cillin Perera's daily photographic project 
In Pictures: Snowfall around the UK  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:04:13 GMT
Images from around the UK 
Day in pictures: 21 January 2015  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:55:54 GMT
Images from around the world: 21 January