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  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:29:27 GMT 
    Pressure increases on Russia over civilian deaths in air strikes in Syria, with France and the United States urging greater caution.


Al-Shabab claims Somalia plane attack 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:38:39 GMT 
    Somalia's main Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it carried out a bomb attack on a passenger plane that blew a huge hole in its fuselage.


Doctors side with Australia asylum baby 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:52:15 GMT 
    Protesters gather at a Brisbane hospital in support of doctors refusing to discharge an asylum seeker baby facing deportation to an offshore immigration camp.


Russia PM: 'We have slid into cold war' 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:27:47 GMT 
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says "we have slid into a new cold war", with Nato and some countries describing Moscow as "the worst threat".


Bill Murray 'throws phones from bar' 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:47:45 GMT 
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India PM in 'happy birthday' gaffe 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:38:56 GMT 
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Pope in historic Russia church talks 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:50:42 GMT 
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US wants 'strong UK in strong EU' 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:23:10 GMT 
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Brazil deploys soldiers over Zika virus 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:27:53 GMT 
    More than 220,000 Brazilian soldiers are to be deployed from Saturday to warn of the risks of Zika virus.


Taiwan earthquake toll reaches 116 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:29:08 GMT 
    The official death toll from an earthquake in Tainan city, Taiwan, rises to 116, as the remains of the last missing person are found.


Alzheimer's preventative drug hope 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:07:33 GMT 
    Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.


'I'm 2-0 up in match against cancer' 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:59:24 GMT 
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VIDEO: Civilians starve as bombs fall in Syria 
  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:40:33 GMT 
    Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.


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  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:48:57 GMT 
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VIDEO: Obama’s Valentine poem for his wife 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:52:59 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and is surprised by a Valentine poem from his wife Michelle
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