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—Ronald Wilson Reagan (b. 1911) 40th US President, Republican


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Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:24:19 GMT 
    Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.

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.

Mexico insists 43 students are dead 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:40:25 GMT 
    Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

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.

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.

More school grades dip amid changes 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:30:47 GMT 
    The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.

Too many women in jail says minister 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:57:33 GMT 
    The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.

Earthquake recorded in East Midlands 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:59:47 GMT 
    An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the British Geological Survey confirms.

'No interest' in care insurance 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:02 GMT 
    There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

Your pictures: City skylines 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"

Day in pictures: 28 January 2015 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 28 January

Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:37:46 GMT 
    Shetland's spectacular annual re festival

In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:36:35 GMT 
    Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List

Taking the plunge 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:54:51 GMT 
    Cold Water Swimming Championships

Day in pictures: 27 January 2015 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:25:39 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 27 January
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