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Hollande hails 'reborn' magazine

January 15, 2015 - 12:51am
French President Francois Hollande insists satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will grow stronger after the new edition sold out in hours.

US court dismisses Modi lawsuit

January 15, 2015 - 12:38am
A US judge dismisses a lawsuit charging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with crimes against humanity during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Yemenis transferred from Guantanamo

January 15, 2015 - 12:22am
Five Yemeni men held at the US jail in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.

VIDEO: How hot is it inside Ebola gear?

January 15, 2015 - 12:02am
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tries on full protective equipment whilst at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Colombia 'ready for ceasefire talks'

January 14, 2015 - 11:07pm
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is for the first time prepared to begin talks on a bilateral ceasefire with Farc rebels.

Divers examine AirAsia fuselage

January 14, 2015 - 11:04pm
Divers in Indonesia go down to the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the hope of finding its missing passengers and crew.

VIDEO: Satellite images show devastation

January 14, 2015 - 10:54pm
Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.

Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'

January 14, 2015 - 9:41pm
A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity in Europe, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests.

Australia scraps Medicare fees hike

January 14, 2015 - 9:27pm
The Australian government scraps its controversial changes to fees charged for brief visits to the doctor.

Free climbers reach El Capitan peak

January 14, 2015 - 8:36pm
Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools - reach the 3,000ft (914m) summit.

Protest grips Australia asylum camp

January 14, 2015 - 8:25pm
Hundreds of asylum seekers at the Australian-run Manus Island centre in Papua New Guinea are on hunger strike in protest over their conditions, rights groups say.

Blackberry shares soar on report

January 14, 2015 - 8:21pm
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry sees its shares rise 30% on a report that Samsung had offered to buy it.

VIDEO: Do tourists feel safe in Paris?

January 14, 2015 - 7:53pm
Tom Esslemont went to Notre Dame cathedral to see if recent events had worried tourists

West makes beeline for Bulgaria

January 14, 2015 - 7:49pm
West pushes for influence on Europe's frontier

Why Indian author Perumal Murugan has quit writing

January 14, 2015 - 7:45pm
The Indian author silenced by caste protests

The rubber glove rebellion

January 14, 2015 - 7:31pm
The women giving vim to Greece's anti-austerity movement

VIDEO: Life on board USS Carl Vinson

January 14, 2015 - 7:28pm
USS Carl Vinson is an aircraft carrier at the centre of air operations against IS militants in Syria and Iraq.

NBA eyes global basketball bounce

January 14, 2015 - 7:07pm
NBA boss looks for basketball global bounce

Firms failing on minimum wage named

January 14, 2015 - 7:02pm
Retail giant HM and service station operator Welcome Break are among 37 firms "named and shamed" for failing to pay the minimum wage.

Wanyama 'could be out for weeks'

January 14, 2015 - 6:43pm
Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is set to be sidelined for up to five weeks with a hamstring injury.