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EU's Moscovici wants Greece in euro  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:37:41 GMT
EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit". 
IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:06 GMT
A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike. the US military says. 
Army to set up 'social media unit'  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:34:39 GMT
The British Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age". 
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. 
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. 
Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:02:44 GMT
Liberia's delays the planned re-opening of the country's schools, saying they are not not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola. 
Venezuela issues new protest rules  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:00:28 GMT
New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations. 
Battle rages for key Ukraine town  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:34:40 GMT
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine. 
Saudis shelve blogger flogging again  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:39:51 GMT
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry. 
Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:16:01 GMT
Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades. 
Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:00:21 GMT
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet. 
Woods shoots worst round of career  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:01:51 GMT
Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open. 
AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:22 GMT
A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify. 
VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:19:47 GMT
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children. 
VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:42:04 GMT
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status. 
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