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US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:01:58 GMT 
    Attackers hack to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger who campaigned for a secular society, sparking a protest by hundreds of students.


German MPs back Greek loan extension 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:51:06 GMT 
    German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.


Widow wants 'Jihadi John' alive 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:49:54 GMT 
    The widow of a UK aid worker killed by "Jihadi John", the masked IS militant identified as a man from London, tells the BBC she wants him caught alive.


'Ukraine's eastern threat to stay' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:55:19 GMT 
    Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.


Iraq minorities 'wipeout threat' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:22:47 GMT 
    Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.


Virginia eugenics victims win payout 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:50:23 GMT 
    Virginia becomes the second US state to agree compensation for people who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics programmes until the 1970s.


HK woman jailed for abusing maid 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:55:01 GMT 
    A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.


Age-related leukaemia cases may soar 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:17:59 GMT 
    It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.


Gunman kills three in South Korea 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:34:09 GMT 
    A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say.


Ugandan police 'abuse gay people' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:21:00 GMT 
    Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, including subjecting them to intrusive examinations, a rights report says.


Actress's $150,000 Oscar dress stolen 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:41:56 GMT 
    A $150,000 designer dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars is stolen from a Hollywood hotel.


Madonna 'suffered whiplash' at Brits 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:08 GMT 
    Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.


VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:00:38 GMT 
    Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.


VIDEO: A Prince and an Emperor meet in Japan 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:53:53 GMT 
    Prince William continues his visit to Japan, lunching with the Japanese Emperor Akihito.


VIDEO: The lost art of subway reading 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:10:41 GMT 
    Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen is chronicling the declining number of books on the New York City subway.
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