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VIDEO: Syriza splits electorate as vote looms

January 23, 2015 - 5:19pm
The people of Greece go to the polls on Sunday in one of the most crucial general elections in the country's history.
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South Africa 1-1 Senegal

January 23, 2015 - 4:59pm
Senegal go top of Africa Cup of Nations Group C after coming from behind to hold South Africa.
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Ghana 1-0 Algeria

January 23, 2015 - 4:49pm
Asamoah Gyan scores Ghana's winner to keep intact his side's Africa Cup of Nations hopes after recovering from malaria.
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St Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen

January 23, 2015 - 4:40pm
Adam Rooney's 25-yard strike salvages a point against St Johnstone as Aberdeen miss a chance to go top above Celtic.
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Saxo Bank faces £70m Swiss losses

January 23, 2015 - 4:29pm
Danish currency trading specialist said it could afford to absorb losses if customers failed to meet their obligations
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Who killed Alberto Nisman - and why?

January 23, 2015 - 4:12pm
Who killed Alberto Nisman - and why?
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Bulgaria seizes two million eels

January 23, 2015 - 3:36pm
Customs officials in Bulgaria find two million critically endangered baby eels hidden in the luggage of two Chinese men.
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New Saudi king promises continuity

January 23, 2015 - 2:04pm
King Salman pledges continuity in Saudi Arabia as his predecessor King Abdullah is buried in an unmarked grave following Friday prayers.
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'Saddened' PM to go to Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015 - 1:50pm
David Cameron will travel to Saudi Arabia to pay his condolences, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
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Can Cuba get off US terrorism list?

January 23, 2015 - 1:43pm
Can Cuba get off the US list of those harbouring terrorists?
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Khan and Pacquiao in fight talks

January 23, 2015 - 1:37pm
Amir Khan holds talks with Manny Pacquiao over a potential fight, but Floyd Mayweather remains Pacquiao's priority.
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10 things we didn't know last week

January 23, 2015 - 1:27pm
Women are two thirds more likely to believe in God than men
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Li Ka-shing set to buy O2 for £10bn

January 23, 2015 - 1:12pm
Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).
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VIDEO: What's Up Africa: What now for Kabila?

January 23, 2015 - 12:56pm
Satirist asks if Congo leader enjoys his job
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Bell 'deserves' England ODI record

January 23, 2015 - 12:53pm
Paul Collingwood says opener Ian Bell "thoroughly deserves" to overtake him to become England's highest ODI run-scorer.
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A&E waiting times in England improve

January 23, 2015 - 12:43pm
Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.
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This is what a 'poonado' looks like

January 23, 2015 - 12:43pm
Photographer Keri Wilk was in the water when a whale released an unusually large bowel movement.
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UN 'not needed to defeat Boko Haram'

January 23, 2015 - 12:41pm
Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Kirchner: Nisman death 'not suicide'

January 23, 2015 - 12:30pm
Argentina's president says she is convinced that a prosecutor who had implicated her in a cover-up did not kill himself, as initially reported.
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Seven-party TV debate plan announced

January 23, 2015 - 12:29pm
Broadcasters publish new plans for TV election debates including leaders of seven UK political parties, and say they will go ahead regardless of who takes part.
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