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New York shuts down for blizzard 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:04:57 GMT 
    New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow.


Argentina to disband intelligence body 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:49:02 GMT 
    The Argentine president announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.


Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:55:12 GMT 
    Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.


Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:01:07 GMT 
    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.


AirAsia recovery operation suspended 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:27:56 GMT 
    The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.


China probes 'salamander banquet' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:24 GMT 
    China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.


Facebook suffers widespread fault 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:56:51 GMT 
    Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.


South Korea swimmer fails dope test 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:59:57 GMT 
    South Korea's first Olympic swimming gold medallist Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test, with his management blaming a chiropractic injection.


Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane' 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:46:09 GMT 
    Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.


Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:42:25 GMT 
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.


Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:34:23 GMT 
    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.


Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:50:37 GMT 
    Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.


VIDEO: Footage of Mexico volcano erupting 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:07:08 GMT 
    Mexico's Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted again on Sunday.


VIDEO: Aftermath of fatal fighter jet crash 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:51:08 GMT 
    Ten people have been killed and 13 injured at a military base in Spain, when a Greek fighter jet lost power and crashed into other aircraft parked on the ground.


VIDEO: Aerial video of Auschwitz-Birkenau 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:17:25 GMT 
    BBC drone video from January 2015 shows what remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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