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'Birth tourism' hotels raided in US  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:40:05 GMT
US agents raid more than a dozen hotels that cater to pregnant foreigners who want their children to be born US citizens. 
Russians bid farewell to Nemtsov  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:54:44 GMT
Thousands of Russians bid farewell to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov during his funeral in the capital Moscow. 
Brazil judge suspended over Porsche  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:54:18 GMT
A judge in Brazil is suspended from an insider trading case against tycoon Eike Batista, after he is seen driving the billionaire's Porsche. 
Fierce clashes around Iraq's Tikrit  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:25:03 GMT
Fierce clashes are taking place in and around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, as soldiers and militiamen attack Islamic State positions, officials say. 
Target to cut several thousand jobs  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:45:55 GMT
US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years. 
Incomes 'back to pre-crisis level'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:04:41 GMT
Average household incomes are back to pre-crisis levels, but still more than 2% below their 2009-10 peak, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). 
Man held over teen cyclist murder  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:40:56 GMT
A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 15-year-old who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends. 
UK government sells Eurostar stake  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:07:46 GMT
The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m. 
Becky murder suspects still quizzed  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:54:56 GMT
Police have until this afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts. 
In pictures: Dealing with addiction  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:01:08 GMT
David Stewart's pictures of people coping with addiction 
Day in pictures: 3 March 2015  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:53:08 GMT
Images from around the world: 3 March 
Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:17 GMT
Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva Motor Show 
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy: Life in pictures  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:08:51 GMT
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died 
Day in pictures: 2 March 2015  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:33:44 GMT
Images from around the world: 2 March 
Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:56:41 GMT
News photos from around the world 
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