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Eight dead in Swiss avalanches

Eight people died in avalanches in Switzerland, where experts warned that the considerable avalanche risk had not yet subsided.

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AFP

Damascus blast kills four

A explosion in central Damascus killed at least four people and wounded several others, Syria's state news agency and a monitoring group said.

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Shock as IS beheads Japanese hostage

A video has been released purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held by Islamic State militants.

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Man linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers charged
January 30 2015 at 09:39

Preliminary terrorism charges have been filed against a Frenchman linked to the gunmen behind the deadly Paris attacks.

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Man granted custody of three surrogate babies
January 30 2015 at 09:39

A Japanese man has sued the Thai government for paternal rights to three of the 12 babies he fathered with surrogates.

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Man with fake gun storms Dutch TV studio
January 30 2015 at 09:11

A 19-year-old threatened a security guard to gain access to the Dutch national broadcaster NOS.

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Rape claim: Uber faces lawsuit
January 30 2015 at 09:00

A woman launched legal action against the online taxi service after allegedly being attacked by a driver in India.

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Japan awaits news on hostage Kenji Goto
January 30 2015 at 09:00

The deadline for a prisoner swap has passed - and Japanese reporter Kenji Goto’s fate at the hands of Islamic State militants is unknown.

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Blast reduces hospital to rubble
January 30 2015 at 06:27

Almost 70 percent of a maternity hospital was destroyed in an explosion in Mexico City - but several infants survived.

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MH370 crash an accident: Malaysia
January 29 2015 at 16:15

Malaysia formally declared missing flight MH370 an “accident”, a step that was met with scepticism by distraught relatives.

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Japan probes fresh IS threats
January 29 2015 at 16:14

Japan says a fresh message from Islamic militants threatening to kill Japanese and Jordanian hostages is very likely genuine.

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Vote for new Italian president
January 29 2015 at 16:13

Lawmakers cast ballots for a new Italian president in a vote testing Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his divided party behind his reform agenda.

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HRW report lifts lid on abuses
January 29 2015 at 15:28

Human Rights Watch says security forces across the globe are ignoring rights in dealing with threats.

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