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SA apartheid assassin given parole 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:02 GMT 
    South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", is granted parole after 20 years 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 10:24:45 GMT 
    Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.


Deadly blast at Pakistan Shia mosque 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:53 GMT 
    A bomb blast at a Shia religious mosque in southern Pakistan has killed at least 20 people and injured many more, officials say.


Eurozone deflation gathers pace 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:36:15 GMT 
    Eurozone deflation increases over the last month from -0.2% to -0.6% as lower oil prices push down costs.


Verdict due on Srebrenica appeals 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:31:13 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.


Skeleton sacks baffle India police 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:35:39 GMT 
    Dozens of skeletons and decayed body parts are discovered in sacks in a disused room of an Indian police building, baffling the authorities.


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.


Churchill's funeral anniversary marked 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:19:06 GMT 
    A series of events in London marking the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill are under way.


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.


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: Ice climber scales frozen Niagara Falls 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:45:33 GMT 
    A Canadian ice climber stuns visitors to Niagara Falls by climbing up a frozen section of the famous gorge.
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