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Egypt activists lose final appeal  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:17:17 GMT
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law. 
AirAsia recovery operation suspended  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:27:56 GMT
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage. 
EU weighs more sanctions on Russia  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:58 GMT
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine. 
Argentina to disband intelligence body  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:49:02 GMT
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor. 
Houthis release Yemen leader's aide  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:52:49 GMT
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago. 
US museums consider London outpost  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:09:12 GMT
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 
Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:32 GMT
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog. 
Cable aide quits over fracking vote  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:53:39 GMT
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking, 
UK Holocaust memorial centre planned  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:56:50 GMT
A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 
Snow warning issued for Scotland  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:24:22 GMT
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England. 
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:25:39 GMT
Images from around the world: 27 January 
Taking the plunge  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:54:51 GMT
Cold Water Swimming Championships 
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:06 GMT
Church of England's first female bishop 
In pictures: Australia Day 2015  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:10:08 GMT
The country celebrates its official national day 
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:12:12 GMT
Images from around the world: 26 January