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Greece will not default - PM Tsipras 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:34:29 GMT 
    New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tells his first cabinet meeting his country will not default on its bailout debts, but will negotiate with creditors.


Apple profit 'biggest in history' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:22:28 GMT 
    Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.


UN peacekeeper killed in Lebanon 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:19:27 GMT 
    A UN peacekeeper has been killed in Lebanon, amid border clashes between Hezbollah and the Israeli army that left four Israeli troops injured.


Jordan in pilot exchange offer to IS 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:21:24 GMT 
    Jordan says it is ready to free an Iraqi on death row in return for a pilot facing execution by Islamic State alongside a Japanese hostage.


N Korea leader 'to visit Russia' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:57:35 GMT 
    Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to visit Moscow, which would be Kim Jong-un's first overseas trip as head.


China tech giant in spat with state 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:46:14 GMT 
    China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.


Litvinenko post-mortem 'dangerous' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:04:27 GMT 
    The post-mortem examination of Alexander Litvinenko was probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the Western world, the inquiry into his death hears.


AirAsia body search 'could end soon' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:14:48 GMT 
    Indonesia's search and rescue agency chief says the hunt for victims of AirAsia QZ8501 could be called off if no more bodies are found soon.


Japan condemns Goto hostage video 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:21:06 GMT 
    PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.


US warns of more sanctions on Russia 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:41:23 GMT 
    US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.


Sri Lanka reinstates chief justice 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:37:54 GMT 
    Sri Lanka's new president reinstates Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake two years after she was controversially sacked by his predecessor.


Figo makes bid for Fifa presidency 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:44:57 GMT 
    Former Barcelona and Real Madrid forward Luis Figo aims to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa's top job.


VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut" 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:07:22 GMT 
    Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".


VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:29 GMT 
    Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped.


VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:47 GMT 
    Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.
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