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  1. Churches oppose three-person babies

    Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
  2. Burglars jailed for lecturer attack

    Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.
  3. Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

    Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
  4. Body found in missing mum search

    A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.
  5. Greece shuns debt talks with troika

    Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
  6. Romney won't run in 2016 election

    Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
  7. Battle rages for key Ukraine town

    Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
  8. Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

    Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
  9. Secret 80s 'sex file' named diplomat

    A top British diplomat engaged in "sexual perversion" in the 1960s and was vulnerable to blackmail by foreign powers, previously secret papers reveal.
  10. SA apartheid assassin given parole

    South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
  11. Mitchell 'turned down' libel deal

    Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.
  12. Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear

    Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.
  13. Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

    Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.
  14. The complex case of joint enterprise

    BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman on the difficulties of the joint enterprise doctrine.
  15. Requiem for Romney's presidential dream

    Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.
  16. VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

    As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
  17. VIDEO: Talking kids' doll 'Cayla' is hacked

    Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.
  18. Social mobility and university entry

    University of Bolton assistant vice-chancellor Patrick McGhee asks if universities can do more to support social mobility.
  19. VIDEO: Investigating crime virtually - 15 secs

    A Swiss software developers team has created a system to enable crime investigators to enter a virtual world
  20. VIDEO: Is the world really getting nastier?

    As Human Rights Watch describes a litany of rights abuses in its latest annual report, BBC News asks if the world really is becoming a nastier place.
  21. Balloonists surpass flight records

    Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
  22. Student fury over 'impossible' exam

    Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.
  23. Woods shoots worst round of career

    Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.
  24. Sharapova aims to end 11-year run

    World number two Maria Sharapova aims to end a losing streak against Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.
  25. England confidence growing - Morgan

    Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.
  26. Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich suffer a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lose to second-placed Wolfsburg.
  27. Costa must change, says Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.
  28. Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

    IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.
  29. Eurozone deflation gathers pace

    Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
  30. Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris

    Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.
  31. Migrant voters 'key' in election

    Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.
  32. Training cuts 'could harm patients'

    Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
  33. Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

    The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
  34. Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'

    MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.
  35. Teen isolated over cancer hair shave

    A teenager who shaved his head to raise money for a cancer charity is put into isolation for breaking school rules.
  36. BT attacked on rural broadband costs

    At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.
  37. Nokia name row with London start-up

    Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
  38. Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

    The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.
  39. Study fells cosmic inflation claim

    Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a soon-to-be published study will say.
  40. Suge Knight arrested for US murder

    Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run.
  41. Stage awards honour theatre industry

    The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.
  42. Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

    A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
  43. 10 things we didn't know last week

    Dutch babies smile more than US babies, and other nuggets.
  44. Police probe Roy Keane 'incident'

    Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident in Greater Manchester involving former footballer Roy Keane.
  45. Mother denies exploiting abduction

    The mother of a girl who was abducted and taken to France by teacher Jeremy Forrest denies she is exploiting her daughter by writing a book on the case.
  46. Man guilty of raping boy at nursery

    A man is found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow of raping a young boy and of sexually abusing a girl from when she was 12 to 15 years old.
  47. Baby ashes family settlement offers

    Families affected by the baby ashes scandal at Mortonhall Crematorium are to be offered settlements of up to £4,000.
  48. Man critical after Belfast shooting

    A man who was shot in the head in north Belfast is in a critical condition in hospital, police say.
  49. Machines seized in gambling probe

    Detectives investigating money laundering and illegal gambling seize machines and cash worth more than £500,000 in Belfast and Lisburn.
  50. M4 lanes reopen after oil spill

    Two lanes of the M4 which were closed because of a hydraulic oil spill around Newport reopened.
  51. MP Murphy to stand down at election

    Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.
  52. AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan

    The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
  53. Palace sign Lille full-back Souare

    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish announces the club's capture of Lille and Senegal defender Pape Souare.
  54. Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens

    A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
  55. Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge

    Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.
  56. Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

    A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
  57. Srebrenica massacre verdicts upheld

    The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal upholds convictions against five men for their role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
  58. Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital

    A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.
  59. Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman

    The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
  60. Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai

    Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
  61. Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks

    A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.
  62. US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand

    The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.
  63. US growth slows in fourth quarter

    The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
  64. Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015

    News photos from around the world
  65. In pictures: Destruction in Kobane

    Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
  66. Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

    Images from around the world: 30 January
  67. At the pump

    Petrol stations around the world
  68. In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015

    Pictures from around the country
  69. Your pictures: City skylines

    Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
  70. Day in pictures: 28 January 2015

    Images from around the world: 28 January
  71. Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa

    Shetland's spectacular annual re festival
  72. VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

    MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.
  73. VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine

    Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
  74. VIDEO: Mother of abused pupil speaks out

    Teacher Jeremy Forrest who ran off with pupil 'cried to her mother'
  75. VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.
  76. VIDEO: Murray on Kim's colourful outburst

    Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.
  77. VIDEO: Churchill funeral flotilla recreated

    Fifty years after the funeral for Sir Winston Churchill, the boat that carried his coffin long the Thames repeats its journey.
  78. VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

    Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.
  79. VIDEO: Escapee D-Day veteran's funeral

    The funeral is held of Sussex war veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.
  80. VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court

    A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
  81. How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?

    Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas?
  82. The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes

    The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes
  83. #SaveDippy - but why do we care?

    Why do so many people care about a fake dinosaur?
  84. A day in the life of a care home

    What really goes on in a care home?
  85. Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

    French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
  86. NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E tracker

    See how your local hospital is coping with winter pressures
  87. The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx

    The country where even the middle classes may love Marx
  88. President Correa's troll warfare

    The politician who names and shames online abusers
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