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Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:34:29 GMT 
    At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Russian planes 'disrupted UK aviation' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:27:25 GMT 
    Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says.


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.


Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:37:15 GMT 
    Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.


Portugal gives Jews 'return rights' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:41:17 GMT 
    The Portuguese government grants citizenship rights to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country five centuries ago.


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.


VIDEO: Crossrail breaks through under City 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:54:24 GMT 
    Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.


VIDEO: An immigrant's struggle to assimilate 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:09:21 GMT 
    Roger Cohen's memoir tells the story of his mother's journey from South Africa and her struggle with mental illness.
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