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- Iraq moves against IS in Tikrit Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:59:46 GMT
- Iraq launches a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State.
- Lavrov: Progress with Ukraine truce Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:33:06 GMT
- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tells the UN there has been tangible progress in implementing the Ukraine ceasefire.
- US police shoot homeless man dead Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:55:55 GMT
- A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.
- Police question Nemtsov girlfriend Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:14 GMT
- Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow.
- Emwazi 'not huge concern' at school Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:23:52 GMT
- Islamic State militant Mohammed Emwazi was never suspected of being radicalised during his school days, his former head teacher says.
- Bangladesh arrest over writer murder Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:35:14 GMT
- Police in Bangladesh arrest a radical Islamist for alleged involvement in the hacking to death of atheist writer Avijit Roy.
- Namibia president wins $5m award Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:11:24 GMT
- Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
- 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.
- Brooks to join Murdoch-owned Storyful Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:56:51 GMT
- Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be re-hired by Rupert Murdoch.
- 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.
- Ikea debuts phone-charging furniture Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:44:43 GMT
- Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.
- 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: Giant cake served for Rio's birthday Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:20:31 GMT
- The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been celebrating its 450th anniversary, with events including the baking of a 450-metre long birthday cake for the residents.
- VIDEO: Ishiguro's wife 'demanded rewrite' Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:02:39 GMT
- Kazuo Ishiguro describes how his wife told him to "totally rewrite" his latest novel, The Buried Giant.
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