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US envoy survives Korea knife attack 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:43:33 GMT 
    A militant Korean nationalist slashes the face of the US ambassador to South Korea, with the North calling it a "knife shower of justice".

Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:23:01 GMT 
    A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants has forced about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.

Top US circus to end elephant act 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:51:08 GMT 
    The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.

Tanzania albino killers face death 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:12:00 GMT 
    Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.

Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:17 GMT 
    An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.

'Watergate' leak at German spy agency 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:10:28 GMT 
    German intelligence tackles a flood after taps are mysteriously removed at its unfinished HQ in Berlin, in a scandal dubbed 'Watergate'.

Liberia releases last Ebola patient 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:36:37 GMT 
    Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.

Clinton ready to make emails public 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:16:37 GMT 
    Hillary Clinton responds to a growing controversy over her emails when she was a US secretary of state by urging officials to release them swiftly.

NZ 'spying on Pacific neighbours' 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:34:38 GMT 
    New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden say.

India threatens BBC over rape film 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:24:11 GMT 
    India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.

Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:39:08 GMT 
    Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack kills 18.

Hall and Oates sue over cereal name 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:42:49 GMT 
    Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.

VIDEO: The greatest threat to China's elephants 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:44:00 GMT 
    The greatest threat to China's wild elephants is no longer poaching but habitat destruction.

VIDEO: The 'Alcatraz of Indonesia'. 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:03:34 GMT 
    The BBC looks at the prison, which has been called "the Alcatraz of Indonesia" - where two Australians, expected to face execution this week, have been transferred.

VIDEO: Software designs robotic solutions 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:34:31 GMT 
    The latest in robotics including software which can design electronics to solve problems
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