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Secession debate in Czech border town 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:52:27 GMT 
    Mayor of Hora Svate Kateriny says an planned mine expansion would cut off the town.


Child soldiers freed in South Sudan 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:55:53 GMT 
    A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.


Mayweather & Pacquiao swap numbers 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:27:25 GMT 
    Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.


Tsipras names new Greek cabinet 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:19:32 GMT 
    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.


Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:42:25 GMT 
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.


Houthis release Yemen leader's aide 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:52:49 GMT 
    Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.


Obama visits new Saudi King Salman 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:31:19 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.


Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:46:32 GMT 
    More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.


Snow warning issued for Scotland 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:24:22 GMT 
    Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.


Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:42:48 GMT 
    Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.


Cable aide quits over fracking vote 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:53:39 GMT 
    Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,


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


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


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


In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:06 GMT 
    Church of England's first female bishop
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