samedi 31 janvier 2015

Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.



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Pro-democracy protesters are planning to rally in Hong Kong for the first time since the Occupy mass demonstrations last year.



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All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.



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New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.



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A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.



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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.



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The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.



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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.



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Equatorial Guinea beat Tunisia in controversial circumstances to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.



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Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.



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Former Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado is detained in Panama and flown to Bogota to face charges of illegal wire-tapping.



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A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.



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Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.



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DR Congo forward Yannick Bolasie believes his side can become unbeatable after their 4-2 win over Congo in their Afcon quarter-final.



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Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.



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L'inénarrable Ken Kutaragi a dit un jour à propos de sa bien-aimée PS3 : « Si vous considérez la PlayStation 3 comme un jouet, alors oui c'est un jouet cher. Cependant elle est plus qu'un jouet [...]

















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DR Congo fight back from two goals down to beat neighbours Congo and reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.



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Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, family says



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At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.



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A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.



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The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.



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Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.



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Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.



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The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.



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Coach Georges Leekens says Tunisia's football will overcome Equatorial Guinea's home advantage in Saturday's Nations Cup quarter-final.



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Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.



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Well-wishers donate more than £120,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.



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The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.



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Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.



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A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.



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At least 40 people, including soldiers and civilains, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks begin in the capital of Belarus.



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A blaze rages for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's largest public libraries, destroying parts of the building.



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Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.



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Two Eagles balloon completes crossing of Pacific with sea-landing off Mexico, setting new milestones on six-day trip.



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Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.



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Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".



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German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.



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Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.



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Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.



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Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.



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South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.



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German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.



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The far-left Spanish party, Podemos, is to hold a mass rally in the centre of Madrid looking to build on the recent victory of Syriza in Greece.



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vendredi 30 janvier 2015

Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.



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All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.



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EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit".



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The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".



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Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.



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A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.



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Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.



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New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.



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IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes investment by Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further



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Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.



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The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.



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Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, decides against standing in 2016.



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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.



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Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.



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A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.



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The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.



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A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.



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The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.



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Pupils at about 400 Kenyan schools try to break the world record for having the most people reading aloud simultaneously from the same book.



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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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The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.



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Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.



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Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.



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African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa choose the continent's oldest head of state, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, as chairman of the AU for the coming year.



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A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.



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The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.



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A man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations, police say.



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Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.



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The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.



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Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 26 in the Sinai peninsula.



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A leader of India's main opposition Congress quits the party after making allegations after the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.



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Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.



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Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".



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Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.



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Eurozone deflation increases over the last month from -0.2% to -0.6% as lower oil prices push down costs.



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Bomb blast at a Shia religious centre in southern Pakistan has killed at least 12 people and injured many more, officials say.



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Dozens of skeletons and decayed body parts are discovered in sacks in a disused room of an Indian police building, baffling the authorities.



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South African apartheid era assassin De Kock given parole after nearly 20 years in prison for killing activists.



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Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".



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Japanese carmaker Honda cuts its profit forecast and sees third quarter earnings drop sharply following a vehicle recall linked to airbags.



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The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal is set to rule on the appeals of five men over their convictions over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.



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jeudi 29 janvier 2015

Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.



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Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.



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An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.



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Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.



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A koala bear who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.



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China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.



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King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne.



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Australia may need to pay A$4.4bn ($3.4bn;£2.3bn) as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.



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The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.



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China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.



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Two pilots have set a new world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.



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A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.



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The boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill's coffin along the Thames will make the journey again later to mark 50 years since his funeral.



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Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.



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An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.



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The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.



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Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, says Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.



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Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Mongomo.



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Real Madrid are set to rename the Bernabeu as part of a sponsorship deal with a UAE-based petroleum investment company.



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Italy's political leaders try to agree on candidates as parliament prepares to vote for a new president to replace Giorgio Napolitano.



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Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.



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Malaysia officially declares disappearance of plane in Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.



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Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children in recent weeks.



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Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal border clashes.



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Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.



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Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.



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Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar who became governor of Punjab in 2013 has resigned from the post.



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Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is to launch a campaign against the government, three years after his hunger strike drew global attention.



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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is rushed to hospital in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after becoming ill, an official tells the BBC.



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Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.



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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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Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000



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The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.



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Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.



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More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.



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An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.



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mercredi 28 janvier 2015

The new leader of Germany's controversial anti-Islamisation group Pegida, Kathrin Oertel, resigns a week after her predecessor.



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Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.



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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.



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Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.



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Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.



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Suicide bombers and armed attackers kill about a dozen people in an assault on Tuareg rebel positions in northern Mali, security sources say.



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Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.



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Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".



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EU foreign ministers are due to meet in Brussels to discuss imposing further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine.



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Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.



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Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.



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A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.



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Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.



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Sri Lanka's new president reinstates Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake two years after she was controversially sacked by his predecessor.



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Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over IGCSEs.



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The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.



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The coach of Qatar's record-beating World Championship handball squad faces questions about the high number of foreign players in his team.



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Jordan offers to free an Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State after the group threatens to kill the pilot and another hostage.



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South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.



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McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.



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The body of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez, who was abducted by gunmen on 2 January, is found in the town of Medellin de Bravo in Veracruz.



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The inquest into the Sydney cafe siege confirms that one hostage, Katrina Dawson, was killed by ricocheting fragments of police bullets.



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Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.



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Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.



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Top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun because he feared for his security, a colleague says.



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Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper are killed as Hezbollah militants trade fire with Israeli forces along the Lebanese border.



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The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.



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A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave.



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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.



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New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says his country will not default on its bailout debts, as bank stocks lose more than 25% of their value.



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Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.



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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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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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Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.



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Suicide bombers and armed attackers kill about a dozen people in an assault on Tuareg rebel positions in northern Mali, security sources say.



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Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.



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The new leader of Germany's controversial anti-Islamisation group Pegida, Kathrin Oertel, resigns a week after her predecessor.



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China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.



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Former Barcelona and Real Madrid forward Luis Figo aims to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa's top job.



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Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.



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Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday with investors fearing the new anti-bailout government was determined to defy its international creditors.



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Ireland's postal service apologises after a child finds her letter to Santa returned with an 'insufficient address' sticker.



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Sri Lanka's new president reinstates Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake two years after she was controversially sacked by his predecessor.



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Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows.



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PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.



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An Indian child-murderer convicted in a case dubbed "the house of horrors" escapes execution, as a court commutes his sentence to life in prison.



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Jordan says it is ready to free an Iraqi on death row in return for a pilot facing execution by Islamic State alongside a Japanese hostage.



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The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.



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A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.



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US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.



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Suspected hackers briefly hijack a popular Christian radio station in Kenya, and play Islamic verses before it went off air.



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British police are still investigating the death of Alexander Litvinenko and want to speak to two Russians suspected of his murder, an inquiry hears.



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Gary Glitter breaks down in tears as he tries to explain to jurors why he had been in possession of child pornography images.



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A Qatari-led bid has won the battle to take over London's Canary Wharf complex.



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An attack on an Israeli military vehicle wounds four solders near the Lebanon border and the Israeli army responds with shellfire.



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New NHS guidelines to some hospitals in England about "major incidents" prompt claims ministers are seeking to deter hospitals from declaring a crisis.



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A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave.



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Andre Ayew scores late on to take Ghana into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while South Africa go out.



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US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.



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EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.



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New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tells first cabinet meeting country will not default on its bailout debts



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IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, reported flat profits last year despite rising sales worldwide.



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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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Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.



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mardi 27 janvier 2015

Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.



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Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.



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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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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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Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.



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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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The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.



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The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.



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Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.



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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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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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The body of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez, who was abducted by gunmen on 2 January, is found in the town of Medellin de Bravo in Veracruz.



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Sean Abbott is named Australia's young cricketer of the year two months after his delivery led to the death of Phillip Hughes.



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More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.



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Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total



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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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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.



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A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.



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EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.



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Eight French people are among 10 killed when a Greek fighter jet crashes during take-off at a Nato air base in central Spain.



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Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.



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Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.



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Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.



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Gunmen possibly linked to Islamic State attack a hotel in the Libyan capital popular with foreigners, officials say.



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Easyjet expects first half losses to shrink, helped by growing capacity and a record number of business passengers.



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China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.



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The Metropolitan Police says it would have charged Arnis Zalkalns with the murder of Alice Gross if he had lived.



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UK economy grew by 0.5% in the final three months of last year, Office for National Statistics estimates



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A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.



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Indonesian military suspends recovery operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift fuselage.



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Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.



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President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.



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lundi 26 janvier 2015

Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is "willing" to accept a €1.36bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG if the interests of "relevant parties" are satisfied.



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Social networking site Facebook suffered from a widespread outage on Tuesday, before coming back online.



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Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.



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The body of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez, who was abducted by gunmen on 2 January, is found in the town of Medellin de Bravo in Veracruz.



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Indonesia's president says there will be "no amnesty" for drug traffickers facing the death penalty, despite Australian appeals over its citizens.



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An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.



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Nato's secretary-general dismisses as "nonsense" an accusation by Russia's Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian army is a "foreign legion" of the alliance.



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The annual number of very hot days in inland Australia could more than double in 75 years, according to a climate change forecast by Australian science agency CSIRO.



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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.



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African states should act quickly and collectively to curb the growing threat posed by Nigeria's militant Islamists, the African Union chief says.



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The most senior US envoy for East Asia says Thai politics should be "more inclusive", as he makes the highest-level visit since last year's coup.



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The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.



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New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that is expected to dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow.



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Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.



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South Korea's first Olympic swimming gold medallist Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test, with his management blaming a chiropractic injection.



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A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.



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Japanese shares led Asian markets into positive territory on Tuesday, taking the cue from Wall Street where US shares made gains.



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It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.



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An emergency is declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow heads for the north-east.



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US President Barack Obama is due to hold a town hall-style meeting with young Indians in Delhi on the final day of his relationship-boosting visit.



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Tens of thousands take part in marches in Mexico City to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago.



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Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.



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Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar 'Marshall Plan' to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.



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Victims of crime in England and Wales are still being let down by the justice system, says an independent review by Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove.



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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve country's intelligence agency



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President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.



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Russia's credit rating is cut to junk by US ratings agency Standard and Poor's for the first time in a decade.



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A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.



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The German government warns Greece that it must meet its commitments to lenders, after the election win of the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party.



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A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.



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DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge and Tunisia counterpart Georges Leekens admit qualifying for the last eight has been tough.



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The Venezuelan authorities prevent the former presidents of Chile and Colombia from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.



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Microsoft reports falling profits but sales were helped by strong Xbox sales over the holiday season.



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Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned.



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Labour leader Ed Miliband is to set out details of Labour's "10-year plan" for the NHS, including longer homecare visits, in a speech in Trafford.



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Ten people dead after F-16 fighter jet crashes at a military base in Spain, Defence Ministry says.



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A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide



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Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.



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Islamic State militants completely expelled from Syrian border town of Kobane, activists and Kurdish fighters say.



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US embassy in Yemen closes to the public because of ongoing security concerns.



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Pinstripes on Narendra Modi's traditional bandhgala suit were actually tiny letters spelling out his name



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At least 18 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.



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Mattel removes chief executive as Barbie falls out of favour, sending sales in the crucial Christmas season down 6%.



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Famous Indian cartoonist RK Laxman dies in hospital aged 94, Indian media reports say



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The US Secret Service is reported to have recovered a small drone from the grounds of the White House, but the presidency plays down the incident.



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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad dismisses the country's Western-backed opposition as "puppets", as a new round of peace talks begins in Moscow.



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Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.



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President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska's national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area.



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The militia group which abducted Central African Republic's sports minister demands the release of its detained commander, an official says.



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A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (£16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.



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Pakistan works to restore power after a suspected rebel attack at the weekend causes a huge blackout across the country.



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Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 69, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.



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The body of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez, who was abducted by gunmen on 2 January, is found in the town of Medellin de Bravo in Veracruz.



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An Egyptian doctor is convicted in a landmark retrial of carrying out female genital mutilation surgery, a campaign group and lawyer say.



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Intense fighting with between Russian-backed rebels and army units in eastern Ukraine sees seven soldiers killed in 24 hours, the military says.



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Equatorial Guinea's advance to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations has created a potential safety dilemma for local organisers.



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A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room.



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Nigeria's military repels a new assault by militant Islamist group Boko Haram on the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army source tells the BBC.



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The Church of England will consecrate its first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster later.



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The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.



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Plans for a new £75m women's prison in the west of Scotland have been scrapped, the Scottish government confirms.



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Right-wing Independent Greeks party agrees to form an anti-austerity coalition with radical left party Syriza, which won Sunday's election.



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Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.



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Energy company SSE says it is cutting its domestic gas prices by 4.1% from 30 April, saving the average household £28 a year.



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Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is considering a revised offer of €2.55 a share from British Airways owner IAG.



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dimanche 25 janvier 2015

A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but company says bookings and user data are not compromised.



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A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, including New York, meteorologists warn.



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A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.



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Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667bn) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.



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The most senior US envoy for East Asia is in Thailand for talks with its military government, the highest-level contact since last year's coup.



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Australia awards a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, a year after the honour was re-introduced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.



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Police search two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after receiving "credible" bomb threats - but later give the all-clear.



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Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.



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President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.



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Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.



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At least 30 police are killed as they storm a village controlled by Islamist rebels in Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, say officials.



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A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.



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Asian shares traded mostly lower on Monday after the anti-austerity Syriza party won the Greek elections.



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A person's ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.



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The euro falls sharply against the dollar after the anti-austerity Syriza party wins the Greek general election.



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Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.



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The Venezuelan authorities prevent the former presidents of Chile and Colombia from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.



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Haiti installs a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections - after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.



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Downing Street is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron, Number 10 says.



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Sir Philip Green is considering selling the department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches".



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Hosts Equatorial Guinea make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Gabon.



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Defending champions Arsenal reach the FA Cup fifth round but are forced to hang on for victory against Brighton.



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Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers.



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The Conservatives are close to agreeing to new plans for pre-election television debates, the party's chairman Grant Shapps says.



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Exit polls suggest clear victory for anti-austerity Syriza party in tightly fought Greek general election.



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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vows to "calm" fighting with pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, a day after 30 people were killed in Mariupol.



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A journalist believed to have been the first to report the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman says he has fled the country, fearing for his life.



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Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.



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World leaders gather in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences after the death on Friday of King Abdullah at the age of 90.



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At least 10 people are killed in Cairo during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start Egypt's 2011 uprising.



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The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.



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South Africa defender Thulani Hlatshwayo is ruled out of Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations match against Ghana.



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Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson refused Jose Mourinho's handshake before full-time in the FA Cup win over Chelsea.



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Michael Carberry helps Perth Scorchers beat Kevin Pietersen's Melbourne Stars to reach the Australian Big Bash final.



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Andy Murray wins a gruelling late-night contest with Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.



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Photographer Keri Wilk was in the water when a whale released an unusually large bowel movement.



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Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.



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New Zealand win the one-day series against Sri Lanka with a match still to play after going 4-1 up with a 120-run victory.



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Home favourite Nick Kyrgios beats Andreas Seppi in five sets to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.



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The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.



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Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.



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A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (£16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.



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An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says.



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The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ8501 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it.



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Thai authorities ban former PM Yingluck Shinawatra from office for five years and launch criminal charges that could see her jailed.



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Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.



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A 880-passenger cruise ship which was travelling between Spain and Lanzarote is without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room.



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Customs officials in Bulgaria find two million critically endangered baby eels hidden in the luggage of two Chinese men.



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US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.



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Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top award.



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The most senior US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years meets leading Cuban dissidents in Havana, at the end of two days of talks in the city.



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samedi 24 janvier 2015

An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".



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Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.



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Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".



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Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close flyby.



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Greeks vote in general elections, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as front-runners in a tight race.



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US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in India for a three-day visit, protected by one of India's biggest-ever security operations.



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Thousands of Venezuelans attend an opposition march blaming failed government policies for widespread shortages and a worsening economic crisis.



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Investigators continue to question key witnesses over the death of top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, whose body was found at his apartment a week ago.



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Cameroon and Guinea play out a draw that sees Africa Cup of Nations Group D exactly level going into the final games.



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Defence Minister Edgar Lungu wins Zambia's presidential election for the governing Patriotic Front with 48.3% of the vote.



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Belgian authorities are looking for a possible accomplice of Mehdi Nemmouche, the gunman charged with killing four people at a Jewish museum in May.



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Police are searching two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after they were targeted by "credible" bomb threats, US officials say.



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UKIP MEP and communities spokesman Amjad Bashir is suspended over financial and employment concerns, the party says.



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The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it temporarily relocated homeless people during Pope Francis' visit.



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British nurse Pauline Cafferkey tells the BBC she is "very happy to be alive" as she is discharged from hospital, having made a full recovery from Ebola.



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Ukraine's new finance minister Natalie Jaresko says a proposed bailout package from the International Monetary Fund will be "sufficient to rebuild credibility" in the country's economy.



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East Ukraine rebels have launched an offensive on the city of Mariupol, one of their leaders says, as rockets kill and injure dozens in the port city.



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A top official at the European Central Bank warns that unemployment and low growth are undermining the European Union.



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Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants.



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An Egyptian court orders a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death over an attack on a police station in 2013.



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Four suspected members of an Islamist militant network are arrested in the Spanish territory of Ceuta bordering Morocco.



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Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.



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Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.



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The Democratic Republic of Congo senate amends a controversial census bill, following four days of violent nationwide protests.



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An Islamist militant shot dead by French commandos after he attacked a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago is buried near Paris.



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Rockets fired by pro-Russian rebels have killed at least 10 people in Ukraine's government-held port city of Mariupol, police say.



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Thousands of Yemenis take to the streets in the capital Sanaa to protest against Shia Houthi rebels who have taken over much of the city.



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Egyptian officials probe reports that Tutankhamun's beard was hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.



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The main pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his troops are on the offensive and he does not want truce talks.



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A murder inquiry is launched after a man died in a machete attack outside a Gloucester pub.



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Salvage teams begin an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea, killing all 162 on board.



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vendredi 23 janvier 2015

A young Colorado woman is sentenced to four years in jail for trying to provide material support to the militant group Islamic State.



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World leaders are due to arrive in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects in person after the death on Friday of King Abdullah.



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A national recruitment video to encourage medical students to choose general practice as a career is launched by the Royal College of GPs.



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Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.



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Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady deny knowledge of plans for the New England Patriots team to intentionally deflate balls.



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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is convinced top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was no suicide.



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Photographer Keri Wilk was in the water when a whale released an unusually large bowel movement.



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Haiti installs a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections - after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.



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The number of senior British army officers is likely to be cut as part of an overhaul of its command structure.



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Five Lebanese government soldiers are killed in clashes with militants near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army says.



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The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.



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A drone with more drugs attached to it than it could carry has crashed near Mexico's border with the US, police say.



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David Cameron will travel to Saudi Arabia to pay his condolences, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.



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League Two Cambridge United hold Manchester United to a goalless draw to earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay.



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Danish currency trading specialist said it could afford to absorb losses if customers failed to meet their obligations



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Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).



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Senegal go top of Africa Cup of Nations Group C after coming from behind to hold South Africa.



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Greek party leaders are making their final appeals to voters before Sunday's general election, with polls giving left-wing Syriza a clear lead.



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Customs officials in Bulgaria find two million critically endangered baby eels hidden in the luggage of two Chinese men.



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Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.



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Thousands march for and against Shia Houthi rebels amid a dangerous power vacuum following the resignation of Yemen's leaders.



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Thai authorities ban former PM Yingluck Shinawatra from office for five years and launch criminal charges that could see her jailed.



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The highest US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years has met leading Cuban dissidents in Havana.



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Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard praises Equatorial Guinea's hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations, calling it "a great success".



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Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.



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Nigeria's security chief says the electoral commission should delay next month's poll to give more time for voter card distribution.



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An Islamist militant shot dead by French commandos after he attacked a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago is buried near Paris.



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Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.



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The Democratic Republic of Congo senate amends a controversial census bill following four days of violent nationwide protests.



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Egyptian officials probe reports that Tutankhamun's beard was hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.



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Pro-Russia rebel leader in east Ukraine says his troops are on the offensive - he does not want truce talks



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Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group.



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Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.



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Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.



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jeudi 22 janvier 2015

The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its drivers raped a passenger.



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Several thousand people gather in northern Myanmar for the funerals of two teachers who activists allege were raped and killed by soldiers.



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