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US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid

January 30, 2015 - 12:10pm
A former US army sergeant pleads guilty to involvement in a failed coup against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh last December.
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Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

January 30, 2015 - 11:55am
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
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Chelsea close to £23m Cuadrado deal

January 30, 2015 - 11:54am
Chelsea are set to complete the £23.3m signing of Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella says.
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VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

January 30, 2015 - 11:43am
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
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Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai

January 30, 2015 - 11:36am
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
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Balloonists surpass flight records

January 30, 2015 - 11:25am
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
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VIDEO: NFL's season's heroes and villains

January 30, 2015 - 11:24am
NFL's crazy season - crimes, catches and championships
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Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015

January 30, 2015 - 11:21am
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world
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VIDEO: Hopes for Jordan pilot captured by IS

January 30, 2015 - 11:12am
Yolande Knell reports on hopes for the safe return of pilot Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh who was captured by the Islamic State group.
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Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'

January 30, 2015 - 11:00am
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.
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VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine

January 30, 2015 - 10:53am
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
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Hezbollah says it does not want war

January 30, 2015 - 10:53am
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.
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Kenyan Jeptoo banned for doping

January 30, 2015 - 10:42am
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.
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Shake Shack shares surge on debut

January 30, 2015 - 10:40am
Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.
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Burglars jailed for lecturer attack

January 30, 2015 - 10:35am
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.
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Costa must change, says Pellegrini

January 30, 2015 - 10:31am
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.
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Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

January 30, 2015 - 10:20am
A selection of news photos from around the world
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Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens

January 30, 2015 - 10:16am
A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
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US growth slows in fourth quarter

January 30, 2015 - 10:10am
The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
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AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan

January 30, 2015 - 10:04am
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").