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  1. Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
  2. IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'

    A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
  3. Tasers 'needed for all police'

    All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
  4. Cumberbatch calls for gay pardons

    Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.
  5. Army to set up 'social media unit'

    The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".
  6. Midnight tax return deadline looms

    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine.
  7. Podemos to hold Madrid mass rally

    The far-left Spanish party, Podemos, is to hold a mass rally in the centre of Madrid looking to build on the recent victory of Syriza in Greece.
  8. Man critical after Belfast shooting

    A man who was shot in the head in north Belfast is in a critical condition in hospital, police say.
  9. Attack victim appeal raises £56k

    Well-wishers donate more than £56,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
  10. Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online

    Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.
  11. DNA tests for babies in Mexico blast

    Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.
  12. RE lessons 'never been needed more'

    Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.
  13. 'Torture' on British-owned island, and Tasers plea

    In a mixed day for headlines, the Independent leads on evidence that the CIA interrogated terror suspects on a British-owned island and there is a plea from police to routinely carry Tasers.
  14. VIDEO: Fifty shades of manipulation?

    Will Gompertz discusses appropriation - and Fifty Shades of Grey - in his latest blog
  15. Can Islamic State move into South Asia?

    Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be.
  16. Romney: The aura of a serial loser

    Mitt Romney certainly looked the part of president, but despite his success in business, he could never pull it off.
  17. Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

    Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.
  18. Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands

    The Islamic State group is forging links with militants across North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, challenging its al-Qaeda rivals.
  19. VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

    As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
  20. Profile: Sinai Province militant group

    Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
  21. VIDEO: Talking kids' doll Cayla is hacked

    Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.
  22. Balloonists surpass flight records

    Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
  23. Student fury over 'impossible' exam

    Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.
  24. Woods shoots worst round of career

    Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the Phoenix Open.
  25. Lawro's predictions v Mark Ronson

    BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on DJ, musician and producer Mark Ronson in his Premier League predictions.
  26. GB's Swan beaten in girls' final

    Britain's Katie Swan is beaten in straight sets by Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova in the Australian Open girls' final.
  27. Russian drug cheat keeps world title

    Russian drug cheat Tatyana Chernova has her results annulled from 2009-2011 but keeps world title she won from Jessica Ennis.
  28. Alonso locked into McLaren - Dennis

    McLaren's Ron Dennis insists Fernando Alonso will not join Mercedes for 2016 as a replacement for Britain's Lewis Hamilton.
  29. EU's Moscovici wants Greece in euro

    EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit".
  30. Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

    Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
  31. Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris

    Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.
  32. Migrant voters 'key' in election

    Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.
  33. Churches oppose three-person babies

    Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
  34. Training cuts 'could harm patients'

    Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
  35. Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'

    MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.
  36. Teen isolated over cancer hair shave

    A teenager who shaved his head to raise money for a cancer charity is put into isolation for breaking school rules.
  37. BT attacked on rural broadband costs

    At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.
  38. Nokia name row with London start-up

    Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
  39. Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

    The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.
  40. Study fells cosmic inflation claim

    Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a soon-to-be published study will say.
  41. Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear

    Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.
  42. Suge Knight held over LA death

    Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.
  43. Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

    A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
  44. Go Figure: The week in numbers

    The week's big numbers visualised.
  45. Victim fund reaches £62k in two days

    Well-wishers donate more than £62,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
  46. 'Skype plan' for mental health care

    A health trust's proposal to treat patients with depression by using "staff from lower wage countries" via Skype is criticised.
  47. Marine policy 'not fit for purpose'

    Scottish government plans to protect the nation's seas are not fit for purpose and could even make the current situation worse, MSPs say.
  48. Tougher A&E waiting target suspended

    The Scottish government has put on hold plans to reintroduce a tougher waiting time target for A&E departments, BBC Scotland reveals.
  49. Pupils receive transfer test results

    Thousands of children in Northern Ireland are due to receive the results of their post-primary school entrance exams on Saturday.
  50. Man is shot in both legs in Belfast

    A man is shot in both legs in what police describe as a paramilitary-style attack in north Belfast.
  51. 'Golden hellos' idea to attract GPs

    Newly-qualified doctors should be offered "golden hellos" to entice them to work in general practice in Wales, Plaid Cymru says.
  52. Ice and snow warning for weekend

    A yellow "be aware" alert for snow and ice across much of Wales is in force over the weekend.
  53. SA apartheid assassin given parole

    South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
  54. AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan

    The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
  55. Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens

    A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
  56. Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge

    Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.
  57. Eurozone deflation gathers pace

    Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
  58. Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

    A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
  59. Venezuela issues new protest rules

    New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.
  60. Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

    Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
  61. Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai

    Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
  62. Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

    Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
  63. Romney won't run in 2016 election

    Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
  64. Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws

    Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
  65. In pictures: Destruction in Kobane

    Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
  66. Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

    Images from around the world: 30 January
  67. At the pump

    Petrol stations around the world
  68. In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015

    Pictures from around the country
  69. Your pictures: City skylines

    Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
  70. Day in pictures: 28 January 2015

    Images from around the world: 28 January
  71. Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa

    Shetland's spectacular annual re festival
  72. In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed

    Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List
  73. VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

    MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.
  74. VIDEO: Donations pour in for mugged pensioner

    Well-wishers donate more than £56,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
  75. VIDEO: Floods and mudslides hit Peruvian Amazon

    Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks, affecting more than 3,000 families
  76. VIDEO: Mother of abused pupil speaks out

    Teacher Jeremy Forrest who ran off with pupil 'cried to her mother'
  77. VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction

    The very first Les Paul guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.
  78. VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine

    Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
  79. VIDEO: Awaiting return to war-torn Kobane

    Days after Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants from Kobane in northern Syria, people who fled the town are now waiting to return.
  80. VIDEO: Churchill funeral flotilla recreated

    Fifty years after the funeral for Sir Winston Churchill, the boat that carried his coffin long the Thames repeats its journey.
  81. VIDEO: Suge Knight hands himself in

    Suge Knight, the man behind the Death Row Records label, has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck.
  82. The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais

    Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair
  83. Do farmers really make a loss on milk?

    Do dairy farmers really make a loss on milk?
  84. Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb

    Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb
  85. 10 things we didn't know last week

    Who smiles more - Dutch babies or US babies?
  86. VIDEO: NFL's season's heroes and villains

    The highs and lows of the NFL season
  87. Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015

    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world
  88. VIDEO: What not to say in an obituary

    Australian writer's mean obituary sparks online fightback
  89. Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War

    New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War
  90. Crossing the border to attend US schools

    Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas

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