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  • 25 January 2015

    Pro-Russian rebels have launched new attacks against Ukrainian government positions, the Kiev army said, as Western countries threatened more sanctions against Moscow for backing a new separatist offensive.

  • 25 January 2015

    US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have announced they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change.

  • 25 January 2015

    Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in an attack by Islamic extremists on a city in north-east Nigeria, the military has said.

  • 25 January 2015

    Islamist fighters have struck the Syrian capital with at least 38 rockets, killing seven people in one of the heaviest attacks on Damascus in over a year, a monitoring group has said.

  • 25 January 2015

    At least 20 people were killed by shelling in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol yesterday, as a rebel leader said separatists were launching an offensive on the city.

  • 25 January 2015

    Fifteen people were killed in shelling in the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol yesterday, Ukraine's interior ministry said, an attack Kiev blamed on separatist rebels and the Russian military.

  • 25 January 2015

    US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito will visit today to offer condolences.

  • 25 January 2015

    The head of a German serial killer known as the "Butcher of Hannover" has been cremated after lying in storage for 89 years.