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Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:27:57 GMT 
    Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper are killed as Hezbollah militants trade fire with Israeli forces along the Lebanese border.


Greece will not default - PM Tsipras 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:16:14 GMT 
    New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says his country will not default on its bailout debts, as bank stocks lose more than 25% of their value.


Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:56:53 GMT 
    Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.


US Supreme Court blocks executions 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:59:44 GMT 
    The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.


Jordan offers IS prisoner swap 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:32:28 GMT 
    Jordan offers to free an Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State after the group threatens to kill the pilot and another hostage.


AI will not kill us, says Microsoft 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:54:36 GMT 
    The chief of Microsoft's research division says he does not believe artificial intelligence systems are going to wipe out humankind.


Russia boycotts European rights body 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:20:46 GMT 
    The Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resumes its boycott in protest at Ukraine sanctions.


France releases anti-jihadist video 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:05:50 GMT 
    The French government hits back in the fight against home-gown jihadists by releasing an anti-extremism online video.


US north-east digs out of heavy snow 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:24:46 GMT 
    Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.


Iran picks new United Nations envoy 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:09:26 GMT 
    Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.


Cape Town honours last white ruler 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:07:06 GMT 
    Cape Town's city council votes to rename a street after South Africa's last white ruler despite opposition from the national governing party.


BBC 'should improve local news' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:42:51 GMT 
    BBC News should increase both its local and global coverage and improve its digital services if it is to remain relevant, the corporation has said.


Skull clue to exodus from Africa 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:43:49 GMT 
    An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.


VIDEO: Inside Tripoli's battle-ravaged airport 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:21:01 GMT 
    Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.


VIDEO: Ukraine hospitals 'under attack' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:41:36 GMT 
    The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets Andreas Koutepas, the local Medecins Sans Frontieres co-ordinator in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, who says that hospitals in the region have come under attack.
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