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AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:56 GMT
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants. 
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. 
Srebrenica massacre verdicts upheld  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:05 GMT
The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal upholds convictions against five men for their role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. 
Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:00 GMT
A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby. 
Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:53:14 GMT
A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants. 
US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:55:02 GMT
The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties. 
Churchill's funeral anniversary marked  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:06:45 GMT
A day of events is held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its journey on the Thames. 
Body found in missing mum search  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:15:11 GMT
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week. 
Burglars jailed for lecturer attack  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:35:21 GMT
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences. 
Mitchell 'turned down' libel deal  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:30:28 GMT
Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show. 
Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:55 GMT
News photos from around the world 
In pictures: Destruction in Kobane  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:23:34 GMT
Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town 
At the pump  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT
Petrol stations around the world 
In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT
Pictures from around the country 
Your pictures: City skylines  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"