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US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:01:58 GMT 
    Attackers hack to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger who campaigned for a secular society, sparking a protest by hundreds of students.


'Jihadi John': PM defends authorities 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:37:27 GMT 
    The UK prime minister defends the security services against criticisms they failed to stop the man known as "Jihadi John" from joining Islamic State in Syria.


German MPs back Greek loan extension 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:28:46 GMT 
    German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.


'Ukraine's eastern threat to stay' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:48:19 GMT 
    Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.


Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:57:28 GMT 
    Former pop star Gary Glitter is jailed for 16 years for sexual abuse of three young girls that took place between 1975 and 1980.


Iraq minorities 'wipeout threat' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:22:47 GMT 
    Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.


Virginia eugenics victims win payout 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:50:23 GMT 
    Virginia becomes the second US state to agree compensation for people who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics programmes until the 1970s.


HK woman jailed for abusing maid 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:55:01 GMT 
    A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.


Pakistan climbers' 'killers' escape 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:44:33 GMT 
    Two militants on trial for killing a group of mountaineers in Pakistan in 2013 have broken out of prison, police say.


Age-related leukaemia cases may soar 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:17:59 GMT 
    It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.


Ugandan police 'abuse gay people' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:21:00 GMT 
    Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, including subjecting them to intrusive examinations, a rights report says.


Madonna 'suffered whiplash' at Brits 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:08 GMT 
    Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.


VIDEO: A Prince and an Emperor meet in Japan 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:53:53 GMT 
    Prince William continues his visit to Japan, lunching with the Japanese Emperor Akihito.


VIDEO: African doll in a Barbie world 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:00:38 GMT 
    Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.


VIDEO: Is 2015 the year of 'eye-tracking'? 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:09:26 GMT 
    The BBC's Richard Taylor looks at "eye-tracking" technology which could be used in gaming, entertainment and healthcare, and asks if it could go mainstream.
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