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Germany warns Greece over debts - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
The German government warns Greece that it must meet its commitments to lenders, after the election win of the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party.

Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt' - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned.

Dementia 'link' to common drugs - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

Snow emergency declared in US - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
An emergency is declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow heads for the north-east.

Argentina disbands intelligence body - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.

I'd probably cheat again - Armstrong - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.

FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring' - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, says the US attorney general.

Post-Ebola 'Marshall Plan' needed - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar 'Marshall Plan' to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.

Miliband to pledge longer care visits - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Labour leader Ed Miliband is to set out details of Labour's "10-year plan" for the NHS, including longer homecare visits, in a speech in Trafford.

Fighter jet crash in Spain kills 10 - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Eight French people are among 10 killed when a Greek fighter jet crashes during take-off at a Nato air base in central Spain.

Crime victims let down, says review - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Victims of crime in England and Wales are still being let down by the justice system, says an independent review by Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove.

Cumberbatch sorry for 'coloured' comment - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch says "I'm an idiot" after talking about "coloured actors" on a US talk show.

Election countdown and Greece - papers - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Two general elections occupy the front pages as the papers look ahead to the UK's poll and back to the one in Greece.

Auschwitz message still resonates today - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
The recent attacks in Paris underline the continuing relevance of the symbolism of Auschwitz, says Caroline Wyatt.

Where next for the eurozone? - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Syriza's election victory in Greece raises some difficult questions for the other countries using the currency and for the European institutions.

Uncanny political parallels with 1974 - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.

VIDEO: Greek elections: What next? - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
A closer look at the Greek elections and what the result means for the country.

Court bans child being named Nutella - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.

UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.

Arsenal draw Middlesbrough in FA Cup - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Holders Arsenal are drawn against Championship side Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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I'd probably cheat again - Armstrong - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would dope again under the same circumstances.

Arsenal draw Middlesbrough in FA Cup - Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Rochdale 1-4 Stoke City - Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Murray ready for Kyrgios and crowd - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Andy Murray is ready for a partisan home crowd at his Australian Open quarter-final against Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday.

Van Persie unsure over new contract - Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Armstrong charm is false - Andreu - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Betsy Andreu accuses Lance Armstrong of talking to the BBC because he wants sympathy ahead of potentially costly legal action.

Astana should be banned - Armstrong - Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Lance Armstrong is unimpressed with Brian Cookson's start as UCI boss but is sorry today's riders must keep answering drugs questions.

Lance Armstrong interview transcript - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
In his first TV interview for two years, Lance Armstrong discusses forgiveness, the future and for what he is and is not sorry.

Croft and Day added to England squad - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Leicester's Tom Croft and Northampton's Christian Day are included in England's senior training squad for the Six Nations.

Lotus aim for 'pinnacle' of F1 - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Lotus expect a "huge leap forward" after a disappointing season last year as they release an image of their 2015 car.

Dutch FA chief to challenge Blatter - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Dutch FA president Michael van Praag announces he will stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.

Carver stays in charge until summer - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Newcastle United confirm that John Carver is to remain as head coach at St James' Park until the summer.

Smith would have 'slapped' twirl man - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
England striker Kelly Smith says she would have "slapped" the interviewer who asked tennis player Eugenie Bouchard to "twirl".

England Women's coach Street leaves - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Gary Street, who led the England Women's rugby team to World Cup glory in 2014, leaves his role as head coach.

BBC to screen Bolton v Liverpool tie - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
The FA Cup fourth-round replay between Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool will be show live on BBC One on 4 February.

Real Madrid sign Brazilian Silva - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Real Madrid complete a deal to sign Lucas Silva from Brazilian club Cruzeiro for a reported fee of £9.7m.

Arsenal granted Paulista work permit - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to join Arsenal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.

DR Congo 1-1 Tunisia - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Tunisia and DR Congo both make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Bata.

Cape Verde Islands 0-0 Zambia - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Cape Verde and Zambia both go out of the African Cup of Nations after sharing a goalless draw in torrential rain.

Cup shock helps Chelsea - Rodgers - Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea will have a greater motivation in the League Cup after their defeat to Bradford.