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Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:13:21 GMT 
    Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.


Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:09:54 GMT 
    At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.


Italian PM wants judge for president 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:49:49 GMT 
    As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.


Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:06:24 GMT 
    The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.


Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:07:29 GMT 
    Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.


Amazon posts modest holiday profits 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:43:21 GMT 
    The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.


Labour peer backs private role in NHS 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:39:00 GMT 
    Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.


Police corruption efforts criticised 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:01:41 GMT 
    Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, says Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.


Snow brings disruption to travellers 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:30:17 GMT 
    Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.


School tables branded a 'nonsense' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:00:52 GMT 
    Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.


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


Taking the plunge 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:54:51 GMT 
    Cold Water Swimming Championships
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