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Mayweather & Pacquiao swap numbers  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:27:25 GMT
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting. 
Tsipras names new Greek cabinet  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:19:32 GMT
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister. 
Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:42:25 GMT
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations. 
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. 
Obama visits new Saudi King Salman  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:31:19 GMT
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah. 
Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:32 GMT
More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns. 
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. 
Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:42:48 GMT
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit. 
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, 
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:36:35 GMT
Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List 
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 
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Apple profit 'biggest in history'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:22:32 GMT
N Korea leader 'to visit Russia'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:37:28 GMT
Japan condemns Goto hostage video  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:16:38 GMT
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