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Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:36 GMT 
    Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.


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


Nichols: 'Test parties on migration' 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:28:56 GMT 
    Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.


Fan pushed Paris man as 'train full' 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:12:10 GMT 
    An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".


Missing girl search 'intensifies' 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:01:17 GMT 
    The search for 16-year-old Becky Watts from Bristol is being intensified, according to police.


Union jack set for public works 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:56:52 GMT 
    Plaques featuring the union jack will mark publicly-funded projects across Britain - but the SNP attacks the scheme as a "silly gimmick".


Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:56:41 GMT 
    News photos from around the world


Halfway in 24-year photo project 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:50:50 GMT 
    Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year


Day in pictures: 27 February 2015 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:22:17 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 27 February


Your pictures: Gardens 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:13:02 GMT 
    Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens


Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:11:56 GMT 
    Highlights from this year's ceremony in London


In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:37:26 GMT 
    Space photos go under the hammer


Day in pictures: 25 February 2015 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:54:04 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 25 February


Sony World Photography Awards: 2015 shortlist 
  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:33:28 GMT 
    Finalists in this year's Sony World Photo Awards


The truth about the Sound of Music family 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:04:03 GMT 
    What the real Sound of Music family say about themselves
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