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Australia to knight Prince Philip  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:35:43 GMT
Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses Australia Day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip, sparking criticism from lawmakers. 
Ukraine vows to 'calm' fighting  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:45:43 GMT
Ukraine's President Poroshenko vows to "calm" fighting with pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, a day after 30 people died in Mariupol. 
Nisman reporter flees Argentina  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:16:12 GMT
A journalist believed to have been the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman says he has fled Argentina, fearing for his life. 
Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:05:34 GMT
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October. 
US talk show pioneer Franklin dies  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:54:53 GMT
Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88. 
SSE to cut gas prices by 4.1%  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:54:01 GMT
Energy company SSE says it is cutting its domestic gas prices by 4.1% from 30 April, saving the average household £28 a year. 
Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:06:52 GMT
A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer. 
BHS takeover approaches considered  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:21 GMT
Sir Philip Green is considering selling the department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches". 
Clare's Law abuse disclosures made  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:27:22 GMT
A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show. 
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:51:44 GMT
News photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:37:17 GMT
Images from around the world: 23 January 
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:08:54 GMT
Story behind the Kenyan protest photo 
Your pictures: Cold weather  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:30:04 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "cold weather" 
Instagram: The 'homeless' chief executive  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:32:55 GMT
Cillin Perera's daily photographic project 
In Pictures: Snowfall around the UK  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:04:13 GMT
Images from around the UK