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US admits snow forecast errors

2 hours 30 min ago
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
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VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

2 hours 36 min ago
The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.
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AirAsia body search 'could end soon'

2 hours 50 min ago
Indonesia's search and rescue agency chief says the hunt for victims of AirAsia QZ8501 could be called off if no more bodies are found soon.
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Flat profits at Ikea furniture chain

2 hours 53 min ago
Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, reports flat profits for last year despite rising sales worldwide.
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VIDEO: Tanks found in Brazil warehouse

3 hours 7 min ago
Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.
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Mayweather & Pacquiao swap numbers

3 hours 38 min ago
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.
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Boxer Taylor arrested on gun charges

3 hours 48 min ago
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor will undergo a mental assessment after being arrested for two gun-related incidents.
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Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake

4 hours 32 min ago
Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
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Selma star defends Benedict Cumberbatch

4 hours 48 min ago
David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.
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N Korea leader 'to visit Russia'

5 hours 28 min ago
Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow, South Korean media reports, but Kim Jong-un is not mentioned by name.
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Mexico insists 43 students are dead

6 hours 25 min ago
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
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Asylum group 'legally held at sea'

6 hours 51 min ago
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.
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Keys through to face Serena in semi

January 27, 2015 - 11:58pm
Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams.
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VIDEO: IS threatens to kill Japanese hostage

January 27, 2015 - 10:32pm
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.
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Abbott 'to consult' after Philip row

January 27, 2015 - 10:22pm
Australian PM Tony Abbott says he will consult more widely before announcing knights and dames, after criticism of his knighthood for Prince Philip.
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Yemen crisis and an uncertain future

January 27, 2015 - 9:36pm
Yemen's government collapse leaves country perilous future
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Bank chief warns of pandemic threat

January 27, 2015 - 8:42pm
The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns.
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Electronic Arts shares up on results

January 27, 2015 - 8:37pm
Shares in Electronic Arts jump almost 5% after the video games publisher reports stronger than expected results.
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Argentina Jews boycott memorial

January 27, 2015 - 8:34pm
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
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Manus detainees 'to be sent home'

January 27, 2015 - 8:08pm
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.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").