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Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:10:21 GMT 
    Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.


Militants attack top Libya hotel 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:52:10 GMT 
    Gunmen possibly linked to the Islamic State militant group attack a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials say.


Mayor defends New York snow warnings 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:08:14 GMT 
    New York's mayor rebuffs suggestions that city officials overreacted to the threat of a heavy winter snow storm, saying "we dodged a bullet"


Litvinenko murder 'of utmost gravity' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:32:41 GMT 
    The poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London has attracted "worldwide concern", the judge leading the inquiry into his death says.


China probes 'salamander banquet' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:24 GMT 
    China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.


Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:01:07 GMT 
    It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.


Obama visits new Saudi King Salman 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:45:20 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.


Argentina to disband intelligence body 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:49:02 GMT 
    The Argentine president announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.


EU weighs more sanctions on Russia 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:54 GMT 
    EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.


Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:45:01 GMT 
    Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.


AirAsia recovery operation suspended 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:27:56 GMT 
    The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.


Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:42:25 GMT 
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.


VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:34:44 GMT 
    Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.


VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor's search for twin 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:05:14 GMT 
    Menachem Bodner is one of many Holocaust survivors searching for relatives 70 years on.


VIDEO: Aerial video of Auschwitz-Birkenau 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:17:25 GMT 
    BBC drone video from January 2015 shows what remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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