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Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:07:51 GMT 
    Iraqi forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the strategic city from Islamic State.


Ukraine truce 'still not complete' 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:37:35 GMT 
    The US accuses pro-Russian rebels of a "piecemeal" approach to the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, withdrawing weapons in only some areas.


Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:59:42 GMT 
    Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.


Mother knew Emwazi's voice on video 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:10:07 GMT 
    The mother of Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi says she immediately recognised his voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State.


'No disrespect' in Netanyahu speech 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:30:55 GMT 
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his upcoming speech to Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.


Thieves raid museum in French castle 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:05:17 GMT 
    Thieves take 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts from Fontainebleau palace in France, in a raid that lasted just seven minutes.


Police question Nemtsov girlfriend 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:14 GMT 
    Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow.


France 'rebuked over smacking' 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:50:25 GMT 
    Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.


Bangladesh arrest over writer murder 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:35:14 GMT 
    Police in Bangladesh arrest a radical Islamist for alleged involvement in the hacking to death of atheist writer Avijit Roy.


Namibia president wins $5m award 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:36:26 GMT 
    Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.


Brooks set for new role at News Corp 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:56:51 GMT 
    Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be re-hired by Rupert Murdoch.


Ikea debuts phone-charging furniture 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:44:43 GMT 
    Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.


VIDEO: Rivals size up at mobile phone show 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:33:56 GMT 
    Mobile phone industry leaders and innovators are at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


VIDEO: Giant cake served for Rio's birthday 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:20:31 GMT 
    The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been celebrating its 450th anniversary, with events including the baking of a 450-metre long birthday cake for the residents.


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  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:53:44 GMT 
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