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Japan PM condemns Goto hostage video 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:16:38 GMT 
    PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.

Bank chief warns of pandemic threat 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:42:22 GMT 
    The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Apple profit 'biggest in history' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:47 GMT 
    Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.

Asylum group 'legally held at sea' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:14:37 GMT 
    Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.

Mexico insists 43 students are dead 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:40:25 GMT 
    Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

US admits snow forecast errors 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:10:11 GMT 
    The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.

Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:19:08 GMT 
    Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.

Spain charges priests with sex abuse 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:05:10 GMT 
    A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.

Litvinenko lawyer accuses Russia 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:45:05 GMT 
    Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", an inquiry hears.

Manus detainees 'to be sent home' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:08:29 GMT 
    Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.

Argentina Jews boycott memorial 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:34:15 GMT 
    Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Obama visits new Saudi King Salman 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:31:19 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

VIDEO: IS threatens to kill Japanese hostage 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:32:53 GMT 
    Islamic State are threatening to kill two more hostages, unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman held there and sentenced to death after being accused of involvement in hotel bombings in Oman in 2005.

VIDEO: Syrian children photograph lives 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:28 GMT 
    Hundreds of Syrian children have contributed to an exhibition about their lives in refugee camps in Lebanon.

VIDEO: First in the village to own a fridge 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:17:36 GMT 
    A tailor from Calcutta buys his first fridge, which is also the first of his entire village.
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