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Port spat puts squeeze on US islands 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:57:34 GMT 
    Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.


AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:44:06 GMT 
    The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.


Australia 'faces A$4bn abuse bill' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:15:55 GMT 
    Australia may need to pay A$4.4bn ($3.4bn;£2.3bn) as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.


Russia patrols near UK 'routine' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:38:29 GMT 
    Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".


Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:00 GMT 
    A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.


Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:37:15 GMT 
    Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.


Congress approves Keystone pipeline 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:46:48 GMT 
    The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.


Men's pay falls 'more than women's' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:02:45 GMT 
    Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.


Teen isolated over cancer hair shave 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:01:25 GMT 
    A teenager who shaved his head to raise money for a cancer charity is put into isolation for breaking school rules.


Labour peer backs private role in NHS 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:39:00 GMT 
    Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.


Teacher cleared of child sex charges 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:42:17 GMT 
    A primary school teacher is cleared of having sex with two under-age girls at Swansea Crown Court.


At the pump 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT 
    Petrol stations around the world


In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT 
    Pictures from around the country


Your pictures: City skylines 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"


Day in pictures: 28 January 2015 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 28 January
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