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Islamic State ‘driven out of Kobane’

26 January 2015 Last updated at 23:46 Kurdish fighters flew the flag of the Popular Protection Units on a hill overlooking Kobane on Monday Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle … Continue reading

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Fracking moratorium rejected by MPs

26 January 2015 Last updated at 20:01 There has been local opposition to shale gas test wells in the UK MPs have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to suspend fracking for shale gas. But the government agreed to Labour proposals for … Continue reading

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Litvinenko ‘killed on third attempt’

26 January 2015 Last updated at 22:00 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Alexander Litvinenko’s widow Marina recalls his final words to her Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before … Continue reading

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New Argentina intelligence service

26 January 2015 Last updated at 23:54 President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced plans to disband Argentina’s intelligence agency. In a TV address, she said she would draft a bill to set up a new body. Ms Kirchner said … Continue reading

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Ex-Thai PM’s party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said the movement could survive without … Continue reading

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Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over. Some … Continue reading

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Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of … Continue reading

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Northeast U.S. braves ‘crippling’ blizzard, transit systems shut

NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) – A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy … Continue reading

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MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds

26 January 2015 Last updated at 00:09 By Helen Briggs Environment correspondent, BBC News There has been local opposition to shale gas test wells in the UK An influential committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on fracking on … Continue reading

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Hoax call made to David Cameron

26 January 2015 Last updated at 08:50 Downing Street says it is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron. Number 10 said the caller claimed to be Robert Hannigan, director of … Continue reading

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