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Malaysia declares MH370 an accident 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:43:21 GMT 
    Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.


Jordan talks amid pilot swap pressure 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:05:00 GMT 
    The government of Jordan discusses the fate of captured pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh amid growing pressure after Islamic State threatens to kill him.


Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:27:38 GMT 
    Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal border clashes.


Italy leaders wrangle over president 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:29:51 GMT 
    Italy's political leaders try to agree on candidates as parliament prepares to vote for a new president to replace Giorgio Napolitano.


AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:48:25 GMT 
    More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.


Greece to hear 'straight talking' EU 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:55:15 GMT 
    European Parliament head Martin Schulz say he will use "straight talking" in his first meeting with Greece's new left-wing government.


Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:09:54 GMT 
    At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.


Ebola virus mutating, scientists say 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:38 GMT 
    Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.


Ivorian pledge to hunt child killers 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:39:52 GMT 
    Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.


'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:52:37 GMT 
    A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.


Fugitive treasure hunter in court 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:20:16 GMT 
    Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.


Sabbath bassist in bar fight arrest 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:07:53 GMT 
    Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is arrested in the United States after a bar fight, police say.


AUDIO: Michelle's uncovered head - was it ok? 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:33:21 GMT 
    The Saudi journalist and academic Najah Al-Osaimi says is acceptable for a foreign woman to come Saudi Arabia not to wear a headscarf.


VIDEO: Sharp displays become round 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:44:15 GMT 
    Richard Taylor looks at the new screen innovations being worked on by display-maker Sharp.


VIDEO: NFL star refuses to play ball with media 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:59:44 GMT 
    A day after repeating one line 29 times in a news conference, Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch has been at it again, giving a variation of the same answer 14 times.
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