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SA apartheid assassin given parole  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:14:43 GMT
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock is granted parole after 20 years in jail for killing activists. 
Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:26:08 GMT
At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. 
Balloonists surpass distance record  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:46:07 GMT
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean. 
Verdict due on Srebrenica appeals  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:23:16 GMT
The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal is set to rule on the appeals of five men over their convictions over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. 
Philippine mourning for slain police  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:26:51 GMT
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects. 
China warns universities on values  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:07:27 GMT
China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say. 
Saudi king reshuffles cabinet  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:55:09 GMT
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne. 
Russia patrols near UK 'routine'  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:22:26 GMT
Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms". 
EU extends sanctions against Russia  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:27:06 GMT
Foreign ministers from the EU agree in Brussels to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September but not to impose any new sanctions. 
Congress approves Keystone pipeline  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:46:48 GMT
The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto. 
Man with fake gun disrupts Dutch TV  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:56:12 GMT
A man wielding a fake gun is arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS, causing the main evening bulletins to be cancelled. 
German ranchers killed in Paraguay  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:37:55 GMT
A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas. 
VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:19:47 GMT
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children. 
VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:39:34 GMT
Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise. 
VIDEO: Art among the rubble in Shanghai  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:51:34 GMT
Demolition in China is often a sensitive, political subject, touching on the relative powerlessness of local residents in the face of omnipotent local officials.