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Greece shuns debt talks with troika 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:01:22 GMT 
    Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.

IS 'chemical weapons expert killed' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:06 GMT 
    A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike. the US military says.

Romney won't run in 2016 election 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:22:52 GMT 
    Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.

SA apartheid assassin given parole 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:57:26 GMT 
    South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.

Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:45:48 GMT 
    A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.

Battle rages for key Ukraine town 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:34:40 GMT 
    Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.

Churches oppose three-person babies 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:26:06 GMT 
    Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:02:44 GMT 
    Liberia's delays the planned re-opening of the country's schools, saying they are not not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Saudis shelve blogger flogging again 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:39:51 GMT 
    Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:16:01 GMT 
    Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.

Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:00:21 GMT 
    The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.

Woods shoots worst round of career 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:01:51 GMT 
    Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.

AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:22 GMT 
    A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.

VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:19:47 GMT 
    A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.

VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:42:04 GMT 
    New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
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