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Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:48:14 GMT 
    The start of the inquest into the Sydney cafe siege hears that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments of a police bullet or bullets.

Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:51:02 GMT 
    Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun as he feared for his security, a colleague says.

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:38 GMT 
    Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Japan probes new 'hostage recording' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:57:08 GMT 
    Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.

Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:56:53 GMT 
    Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.

EU to debate fresh Russia sanctions 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:16:33 GMT 
    EU foreign ministers are due to meet in Brussels to discuss imposing further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine.

Nuclear scientist jailed in US 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:33:59 GMT 
    A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.

US Supreme Court blocks executions 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:59:44 GMT 
    The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.

Nintendo halves annual profit target 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:53:40 GMT 
    Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.

France releases anti-jihadist video 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:05:50 GMT 
    The French government hits back in the fight against home-gown jihadists by releasing an anti-extremism online video.

Shell to cut investment by $15bn 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:31:02 GMT 
    Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.

Skull clue to exodus from Africa 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:43:49 GMT 
    An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.

VIDEO: Gaming meets film at Sundance 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:27:35 GMT 
    As well as showcasing the best in independent cinema, the annual Sundance Film Festival is trying to show how state-of-the-art moving image technologies can be used to tell stories in very different ways.

VIDEO: Smart goggles for hi-tech bobbies 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:21:51 GMT 
    A range of new tech ideas for the UK's police forces, including facial recognition, has been demonstrated.

VIDEO: Clues to King John's lost treasure 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:33:53 GMT 
    Laser technology is providing fresh clues about the mysterious disappearance of King John's lost treasure and where it could be hidden.
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