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Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:44:32 GMT
Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant. 
'New attack' on key Nigerian city  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:27:37 GMT
Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say. 
Greek PM offers olive branch on debt  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:20:42 GMT
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures. 
Protesters back on Hong Kong streets  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:10:18 GMT
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year. 
Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:08:30 GMT
Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists. 
Chile proposes to end abortion ban  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:56 GMT
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. 
Mosque open days to ease 'tensions'  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:13:25 GMT
Mosques across the UK will open their doors to the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism". 
Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:43:04 GMT
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say. 
Balloonists complete Pacific journey  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:37:37 GMT
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip. 
New Jersey governor begins UK visit  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:01:38 GMT
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. 
Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:18:05 GMT
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland. 
VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:04:15 GMT
A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February. 
VIDEO: Tattoo expo: What is 'body modification'?  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:07:24 GMT
A look at different types of "body modification" as tattoo artists from around the world gather in Caracas for the 2015 Venezuela Tattoo Expo this weekend. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:49:46 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Afghan cricket team heads to World Cup  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:49:05 GMT
The Afghan cricket team, which is less than two years old, is on its way to Australia to play in their first World Cup. 
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