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AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'

January 30, 2015 - 5:25am
A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
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Ukraine civilians stranded as shells pound Debaltseve

January 30, 2015 - 5:24am
Ukrainian civilians stranded in battle for Debaltseve
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Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight

January 30, 2015 - 5:11am
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
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Skeleton sacks baffle India police

January 30, 2015 - 4:35am
Dozens of skeletons and decayed body parts are discovered in sacks in a disused room of an Indian police building, baffling the authorities.
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The tennis entourage can pay its way

January 30, 2015 - 4:23am
Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage
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Men's pay falls 'more than women's'

January 30, 2015 - 4:02am
Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Liverpool to make move for Ings

January 30, 2015 - 3:43am
Liverpool want to sign striker Danny Ings in a deal that would see him loaned back to Burnley for the rest of the season.
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Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

January 30, 2015 - 3:26am
At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Honda cuts profit forecast on recall

January 30, 2015 - 3:14am
Japanese carmaker Honda cuts its profit forecast and sees third quarter earnings drop sharply following a vehicle recall linked to airbags.
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VIDEO: Gas explosion at Mexican hospital

January 30, 2015 - 3:05am
A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby
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Suge Knight wanted over hit-and-run

January 30, 2015 - 2:51am
Police are looking for Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight after a man was run over and killed in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics

January 30, 2015 - 2:39am
Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
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Friday's gossip column

January 30, 2015 - 2:33am
Mancini wants Toure, Chelsea close in on Cuadrado, Anderson could leave Man Utd, Spurs plan Everton exchange, plus more.
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Woods struggles on PGA Tour return

January 30, 2015 - 2:28am
Tiger Woods opens with a two-over-par 73 at the Phoenix Open on Thursday in his first tournament of the season.
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Oyelowo disappointed by Bafta snub

January 30, 2015 - 2:15am
Former Spooks star David Oyelowo says he is disappointed by the snub given by Bafta to his latest film, the civil rights drama Selma.
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VIDEO: 'Riding air currents across the Pacific'

January 30, 2015 - 2:07am
Two balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.
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Nikkei rises despite weak Japan data

January 30, 2015 - 1:59am
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.
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Mauresmo praises spirit in camp

January 30, 2015 - 1:45am
Andy Murray's coach Amelie Mauresmo praises the atmosphere in the team after his fiancee Kim Sears was seen apparently swearing.
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VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US

January 30, 2015 - 1:42am
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
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Russian planes 'disrupted UK aviation'

January 30, 2015 - 1:27am
Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").