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At the pump 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT 
    Petrol stations around the world


In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT 
    Pictures from around the country


Your pictures: City skylines 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"


Day in pictures: 28 January 2015 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 28 January


Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:37:46 GMT 
    Shetland's spectacular annual re festival


In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:36:35 GMT 
    Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List


The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:14:14 GMT 
    Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair


Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:02:48 GMT 
    Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb


Has justice been done in South Africa? 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:43 GMT 
    Has justice been served in South Africa as assassin paroled?


10 things we didn't know last week 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:39:02 GMT 
    Who smiles more - Dutch babies or US babies?


Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:13:55 GMT 
    New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War


VIDEO: What not to say in an obituary 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:33:34 GMT 
    Australian writer's mean obituary sparks online fightback


Crossing the border to attend US schools 
  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:58:37 GMT 
    Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas


VIDEO: NFL's season's heroes and villains 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:24:32 GMT 
    NFL's crazy season - crimes, catches and championships


Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:55 GMT 
    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world
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