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Greece to seek 'common ground'

January 29, 2015 - 1:22pm
European Parliament President Martin Schulz says Greece will seek "common ground" with its European partners after meeting Alexis Tsipras.
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Fugitive treasure hunter in court

January 29, 2015 - 1:14pm
Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.
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School tables branded a 'nonsense'

January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
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Snow brings disruption to travellers

January 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.
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Costa to contest 'stamp' charge

January 29, 2015 - 12:09pm
Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.
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Morgan targets tri-series final spot

January 29, 2015 - 12:09pm
One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final would add to England's World Cup confidence.
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Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

January 29, 2015 - 12:07pm
Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.
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Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman

January 29, 2015 - 12:06pm
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.
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Ivorian pledge to hunt child killers

January 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.
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Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai

January 29, 2015 - 11:59am
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
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VIDEO: Hezbollah 'attack site' identified

January 29, 2015 - 11:58am
Orla Guerin reports from a vantage point overlooking the disputed territory of the Shebaa farms, where three people were killed on Wednesday.
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Italian PM wants judge for president

January 29, 2015 - 11:49am
As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.
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Murray defends fiancee's outburst

January 29, 2015 - 11:41am
Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.
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Bulgaria extradites terror suspect

January 29, 2015 - 11:40am
A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.
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VIDEO: Protesters surround Nisman cortege

January 29, 2015 - 11:31am
Protesters hold angry demonstrations outside the cemetery where Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman is laid to rest, as Wyre Davies reports.
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Sky to launch mobile phone service

January 29, 2015 - 11:23am
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
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Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

January 29, 2015 - 11:13am
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
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Port spat puts squeeze on US islands

January 29, 2015 - 10:57am
Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
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Alibaba's sales figures miss targets

January 29, 2015 - 10:42am
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
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Guinea through in drawing of lots

January 29, 2015 - 10:39am
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.
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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").