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What I miss about life before Ebola

January 29, 2015 - 8:19pm
What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak

What I miss about life before Ebola

January 29, 2015 - 8:19pm
What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

January 29, 2015 - 8:01pm
French teachers on the frontline after Charlie Hebdo attack

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

January 29, 2015 - 8:01pm
French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

January 29, 2015 - 7:48pm
The boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill's coffin along the Thames will make the journey again later to mark 50 years since his funeral.

Balloonists set new world record

January 29, 2015 - 7:42pm
Two pilots have set a new world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Investors shrug off Japanese slump

January 29, 2015 - 7:39pm
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.

German ranchers killed in Paraguay

January 29, 2015 - 7:37pm
A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.

German ranchers killed in Paraguay

January 29, 2015 - 7:37pm
A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.

Campaign challenges blasphemy laws

January 29, 2015 - 7:24pm
New campaign challenges blasphemy laws

Campaign challenges blasphemy laws

January 29, 2015 - 7:24pm
New campaign challenges blasphemy laws

VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children

January 29, 2015 - 7:19pm
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.

VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children

January 29, 2015 - 7:19pm
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.

The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes

January 29, 2015 - 7:10pm
The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes

The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes

January 29, 2015 - 7:10pm
The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes

The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx

January 29, 2015 - 7:06pm
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx

The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx

January 29, 2015 - 7:06pm
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx

Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

January 29, 2015 - 7:04pm
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

January 29, 2015 - 7:04pm
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia's ashes

January 29, 2015 - 7:02pm
Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but left a vibrant start-up scene