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Balloons mistaken for IS propaganda  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:31:57 GMT
Police in Sweden ask for 21st birthday balloons to be taken down after they are mistaken for Islamic State propaganda. 
Fawwaz guilty of US embassy attacks  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:30:06 GMT
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998, killing 224 people. 
Historic objects return to Australia  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:27:46 GMT
A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time. 
Third arrest in Copenhagen shootings  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:27:45 GMT
Danish police arrest a third man suspected of aiding a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen earlier this month. 
Argentine president case dismissed  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:59:26 GMT
A federal judge in Argentina dismisses accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack. 
Islamic State 'smashes Iraq statues'  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:52:00 GMT
A video released by the Islamic State group appears to show the destruction of statues said to be ancient artefacts from northern Iraq. 
Boehner silent on shutdown vote  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:32:46 GMT
House Speaker John Boehner has refused to say if the House will vote on a Senate bill funding homeland security before a Friday deadline. 
Labour to reveal tuition fee cut plan  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:37:09 GMT
Ed Miliband is to say £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and will set out how Labour would fund a reduction. 
Farage: UKIP backs Tories on deficit  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:21:37 GMT
Nigel Farage says UKIP will back Conservative efforts to eliminate the deficit by 2018 but only if they stick to their plans. 
Start date for 'Devo Manc' NHS plan  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:09:19 GMT
Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement is signed by the Chancellor George Osborne. 
Row over Savile hospital access claim  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:14:20 GMT
The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns. 
Your pictures: Gardens  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:13:02 GMT
Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens 
Halfway in 24-year photo project  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:50:50 GMT
Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year 
Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:11:56 GMT
Highlights from this year's ceremony in London 
In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:37:26 GMT
Space photos go under the hammer 
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