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Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:57:49 GMT 
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.

N Korea opens fire as drills start 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:02:12 GMT 
    North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.

'Jihadi John was cold and a loner' 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:34:28 GMT 
    The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria.

UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:58:33 GMT 
    The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.

Estonia ruling party wins election 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:24:24 GMT 
    Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.

Netanyahu goes to US for Iran speech 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:11:12 GMT 
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to argue against a nuclear deal with Iran, ahead of a controversial speech to Congress.

IS frees 19 abducted Christians 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:12:05 GMT 
    Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.

Murder charge for Peru ex-minister 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:57:18 GMT 
    An ex-minister in Peru is charged with involvement in the killing of a journalist during the Shining Path rebel insurgency in the 1980s.

Argentine leader hails lower debt 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:44:41 GMT 
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.

Oligarch faces North Sea deal block 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:54:43 GMT 
    The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.

Prince William arrives in China 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:07:18 GMT 
    The Duke of Cambridge is in China for the highest-profile UK royal visit to the country in nearly 30 years.

First tree seeds for Doomsday vault 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:39:48 GMT 
    The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.

VIDEO: Museum displays Iraq's rich history 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:56:18 GMT 
    Iraq's national museum has reopened 12 years after it was closed following the American invasion of the country.

VIDEO: S6 Edge: First look at Samsung phone 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:03 GMT 
    Samsung shows off the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone's new features to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones.

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  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:40:10 GMT 
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