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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. 
Brazil in 'worst water crisis'  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:08:58 GMT
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930. 
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. 
BHS takeover approaches considered  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:21 GMT
Sir Philip Green is considering selling the department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches". 
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. 
Can Labour pay for university fee cut?  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:33:02 GMT
We may be about to learn how much of a constraint Labour's promise to make no unfunded spending promises really is. 
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 
In pictures: Infrastructure in focus  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:22:11 GMT
Winning images from this year's RICS photo competition