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Russian politician Nemtsov shot dead 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:04:09 GMT 
    Boris Nemtsov, a leading Russian opposition politician and ex-Deputy PM, is shot dead in Moscow ahead of a march against the war in Ukraine.


US avoids homeland security shutdown 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:53:02 GMT 
    Lawmakers in the US avoid a partial shutdown of homeland security after passing a one-week funding extension two hours before a deadline.


Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:36:31 GMT 
    The Mexican president hails the capture of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.


India unveils reform test budget 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:41:27 GMT 
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is presenting its first full budget in what is seen as a key test of his appetite for reform.


Star Trek legend Nimoy dies at 83 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:08:43 GMT 
    Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi TV series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family says.


UK 'must prepare for Russian threat' 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:35:11 GMT 
    Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.


'Progress' in US-Cuba diplomatic talks 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:19:46 GMT 
    Cuban and US diplomats are optimistic about progress at talks in Washington on restoring full relations between the two countries.


Greek PM vows 'no third bailout' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:37:26 GMT 
    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras denies his country will need a third international bailout, and vows to "start working hard" to change the country.


Former Colombian spy chief convicted 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:42:29 GMT 
    The former head of Colombia's secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, has been found guilty of spying on politicians, judges and journalists.


Extremists 'not radicalised by MI5' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:39:36 GMT 
    A former MI6 chief defends the actions of security services, as a former teacher reveals "Jihadi John" had anger management therapy at school.


Snatched baby found after 17 years 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:21:02 GMT 
    A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.


UN laments IS statue 'war crimes' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:16:46 GMT 
    The reported destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture says.


VIDEO: Kanye West in tears over mentor teacher 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:28:47 GMT 
    Singer Kanye West got emotional talking about his former fashion design teacher, Louise Wilson, who died last year.


VIDEO: Israeli and Iranian musicians in harmony 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:10:32 GMT 
    Iranian harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani and Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital talk about how a mutual love of Bach brought them together.


VIDEO: Is 2015 the year of 'eye-tracking'? 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:09:26 GMT 
    The BBC's Richard Taylor looks at "eye-tracking" technology which could be used in gaming, entertainment and healthcare, and asks if it could go mainstream.
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