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Last updated: Friday, March 06 2015 01:13 AM

GlobalNews: 06 Mar 15 AM Ancient Iraqi city in peril

Friday, March 06 2015 12:56 AM

Nusra Front leaders hit / Female 007s / US circus reprieves elephants...

GlobalNews: 05 MAR 15 PM Aleppo ceasefire plan

Thursday, March 05 2015 01:38 PM

Is there hope for a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo ? / A day in the life of Pakistan's elite female cops / The bus trip to the heart of Islamic State territory / Mixed martial arts come home to China...

GlobalNews: 05 Mar 15 AM Huge bomb attack in Syria

Wednesday, March 04 2015 11:58 PM

Dozens of security forces and rebel fighters killed/Pakistani man convicted of al-Qaeda plot to attack targets in Europe and the US/ Leader of violent Mexican drugs gang captured /Humans' oldest ancestor unearthed...

GlobalNews: 04 MAR 15 PM Ukraine mining explosion

Wednesday, March 04 2015 12:35 PM

Rescue efforts continue to find miners trapped after Ukraine explosion...

GlobalNews: 04 Mar 15 AM Obama rebuke for Israeli PM

Wednesday, March 04 2015 01:01 AM

Netanyahu warns US Congress over Iran / Twin scandals embroil Brazil / Damning findings over Ferguson / War paint...

GlobalNews: 03 Mar 15 PM Funeral of Boris Nemtsov

Tuesday, March 03 2015 04:20 PM

The Al-Qa'eda member who spied for Britain / Brussels hosts international Ebola conference / Britain's Houses of Parliament need repairs...

GlobalNews: 03 Mar 15 AM Netanyahu's Iran speech

Tuesday, March 03 2015 12:14 AM

The battle to retake Tikrit / Wild speculation about Nemtsov's murder / The purr-fect music for cats...

GlobalNews: 02 Mar 15 PM Iraqi army launches attack on Tikrit

Monday, March 02 2015 04:01 PM

How IS members viewed "Jihadi John" / UN report on human rights abuses in E. Ukraine / Why Sierra Leone vice-pres put himself in quarantine / Controversy as LA police shoot homeless black man...

GlobalNews: 02 Mar 15 AM Moscow Mourns Boris Nemtsov

Monday, March 02 2015 12:30 AM

Netanyahu's visit to US / Boys abducted by South Sudan militia / Trial of new system for tracking aircraft...

GlobalNews: 1 Mar 15 SUN Moscow March

Sunday, March 01 2015 03:49 PM

Estonia election/ Uruguay's outgoing president/ Liberia's Ebola recovery....

GlobalNews: 28 Feb 15 Putin critic's murder condemned

Saturday, February 28 2015 03:57 PM

The Kremlin denies Putin's involvement / Capitalism in Cuba / China's wild pandas still threatened...

GlobalNews: 27 Feb 15 PM Bangladesh-US writer hacked to death

Friday, February 27 2015 03:20 PM

German MPs back Greek loan plan / Ugandan police 'abuse gay people' / Surgeon plans first human head transplant....

GlobalNews: 27 Feb 15 AM Ukraine weapons pullout begins

Friday, February 27 2015 12:02 AM

Cyber threats increasing US officials say / UK charity boss jailed for Kenya abuse / Islamic State destroys ancient Iraqi statues / Deadly fungus threatens Madagascan frogs...

GlobalNews: 26 Feb 15 PM 'Jihadi John' named as London man

Thursday, February 26 2015 03:47 PM

Ukraine 'starts weapons withdrawal' / South Korea decriminalises adultery / Ancient black hole weighing more than 12 billion suns....

GlobalNews: 26 Feb 15 AM Israel US relations at new low

Thursday, February 26 2015 01:15 AM

Former Yemeni President's billions / Swine Flu in India / The rogue owl terrorising residents / Madonna's tumble at the Brits....

GlobalNews: 25 Feb 15 PM Fears grow for Christians held by IS

Wednesday, February 25 2015 03:55 PM

FIFA says no 2022 Qatar World Cup compensation / Paris night drone mystery deepens / The blind breast cancer detectors....

GlobalNews: 25 Feb 2015 AM Obama vetos Keystone bill

Wednesday, February 25 2015 12:57 AM

No civil rights charges for Zimmerman / Britain to help train Ukrainian troops / The pulling power of trousers...

GlobalNews: 24 Feb 15 PM IS abducts dozens of Syrian Christians

Tuesday, February 24 2015 03:19 PM

Rifkind quits as chairman and MP / 'Gerbils replace rats' as main cause of Black Death / 2022 World Cup in Qatar is set to be in winter....

GlobalNews: 24 Feb 15 AM Putin says war 'unlikely'

Tuesday, February 24 2015 12:56 AM

President Putin tells tv viewers war with Ukraine unlikely / Greece delays submission of reforms to EU / Migrant workers in Qatar say conditions still awful...

GlobalNews: 23 Feb 15 PM France stops Syria-bound 'jihadists'

Monday, February 23 2015 03:08 PM

Egypt jails activist for five years / Tories suspend Rifkind after 'sting' / Birdmans wins best picture at Oscars....

GlobalNews: 23 Feb 15 AM Al Azhar denounces extremism

Sunday, February 22 2015 10:10 PM

Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar University denounces religious extremism / Al Shabab threat to shopping centres in the West...

GlobalNews: 22 Feb 15 SUN Heavy weapons withdrawal in Ukraine

Sunday, February 22 2015 03:19 PM

Syria condemns Turkish incursion / Australian PM looks to change immigration system / Is a diet of worms worth it?...

GlobalNews: 21 Feb 15 SAT Reaction to Greek deal

Saturday, February 21 2015 03:50 PM

Thousands march in Moscow to condemn Ukraine uprising a year on / Women only mosques in the US / The search for the lonely whale...

GlobalNews: 20 Feb 15 PM Crunch talks on new Greek bailout

Friday, February 20 2015 03:25 PM

Somali officials killed at prayers / Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved / Modi's suit sells for nearly $700,000....

GlobalNews: 20 Feb 15 AM Hanging in the balance

Friday, February 20 2015 01:18 AM

Last-minute talks on Greek debt crisis / Figo's FIFA proposals / BBC staff spies / Happy Ewe Year...

GlobalNews: 19 Feb 15 PM Ukraine firing spreads despite truce

Thursday, February 19 2015 03:16 PM

Germany rejects Greek loan request / Thousands flee clashes in Myanmar / Freeway car culture in Los Angeles....

GlobalNews: 19 Feb 15 AM Ukraine future uncertain

Thursday, February 19 2015 01:18 AM

Global leaders talk as truce falters / Jeb Bush policy speech / Fingerprint banking / Epigenomics explained...

GlobalNews: 18 Feb 15 PM Ukraine troops retreat from key town

Wednesday, February 18 2015 03:32 PM

Swiss raid HSBC's Geneva office / Lunar New Year celebrations begin / Everest climbing route to be changed....

GlobalNews: 18 Feb 15 AM Ukraine ceasefire under strain

Wednesday, February 18 2015 12:39 AM

Ukraine: fighting fierce in Debaltseve / Prosecutor wants Strauss-Kahn charges dropped / Mars tourism / Is solar power the answer for Africa?...

GlobalNews: 17 Feb 15 PM Battle rages despite Ukraine truce

Tuesday, February 17 2015 03:03 PM

Protest marks Putin visit to Hungary / Haiti carnival accident kills 18 / Antarctic post office looking for new staff....

GlobalNews: 17 Feb 15 AM Greek bailout talks stumble

Tuesday, February 17 2015 12:01 AM

Greek economy talks collapse/Big vigils in Denmark/US ports crisis/What's the haze above Mars?...

GlobalNews: 16 Feb 15 PM Egypt bombs IS targets in Libya

Monday, February 16 2015 03:19 PM

Men charged over Copenhagen attacks / French PM urges Jews to stay / Washing machine rivals Samsung and LG head to court....

GlobalNews: 16 Feb 15 AM Christians "beheaded"

Monday, February 16 2015 01:08 AM

Athens demonstration/ Liberia schools reopen/ India cricket fans celebrate....

GlobalNews: 15 Feb 15 SUN Denmark shooting shocks Jewish community

Sunday, February 15 2015 03:33 PM

Ukraine ceasefire not holding in key town / No Khat supplies in Somalia / What makes Britishness? / The dangers of being an aid worker in Syria....

GlobalNews: 14 Feb 15 SAT Fighting in runup to Ukraine ceasefire

Saturday, February 14 2015 03:42 PM

Boko Haram attacks city in NE Nigeria / New influx of migrants enters EU via Hungary / How does "Dark Energy" shape the universe ?...

GlobalNews: 13 Feb 15 PM Egypt ready for Libya evacuations

Friday, February 13 2015 03:26 PM

'Boko Haram' militants attack Chad / Germany remembers Dresden firestorm / World Radio Day....

GlobalNews: 13 Feb 15 AM S Africa Parliament Uproar

Thursday, February 12 2015 10:35 PM

Police expel MPs disrupting Parliamentary speech by President Zuma / Two women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia released / World's toughest husky race moved because of lack of snow....

GlobalNews: 12 Feb 15 PM Leaders agree Ukraine peace roadmap

Thursday, February 12 2015 03:58 PM

Al Jazeera journalists freed on bail / South Korea 'nut rage' executive jailed / Tiger Woods admits his golf is 'unacceptable'....

GlobalNews: 12 Feb 15 AM 'Captain Coward' gets 16 years

Thursday, February 12 2015 01:01 AM

Ukraine talks run long into the night / US resolution to combat IS / Fears over driverless cars as they are test driven in England / Has the war on Ebola been won?...

GlobalNews: 11 Feb 15 PM Belgium jails Islamist group members

Wednesday, February 11 2015 03:02 PM

Casualties climb before Ukraine talks / Europe's mini-space shuttle launches....

GlobalNews: 11 Feb 2015 AM US Syria Hostage Death

Wednesday, February 11 2015 12:01 AM

Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on eve of ceasefire talks/ French babies swapped at birth awarded compensation/ Billions for football TV rights....

GlobalNews: 10 Feb 15 PM Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

Tuesday, February 10 2015 02:56 PM

Ukraine battles rage ahead of summit / India anti-corruption party routs BJP / Heart of Earth's inner core revealed....

GlobalNews: 10 Feb AM Obama considers arming Ukraine

Monday, February 09 2015 11:25 PM

Obama supports diplomacy but also considering arming Ukraine / Be careful - your Samsung TV is listening / Is mum power the answer to football violence?...

GlobalNews: 09 Feb 15 PM HSBC tax avoiding scandal

Monday, February 09 2015 02:26 PM

HSBC tax avoidance swindle/Senior IS figure killed/Chinese billionaire executed/Sam Smith sweeps Grammy awards...

GlobalNews: 09 Feb15 AM Australia PM Confidence Vote

Sunday, February 08 2015 09:58 PM

Australian PM wins confidence vote / Boyhood wins BAFTA at London ceremony...

GlobalNews: 08 Feb 15 New Ukraine summit announced

Sunday, February 08 2015 03:15 PM

Nigerian protests at elections delay / Prince Charles on religious extremism / Why do films fail the Bechdel Test?...

GlobalNews: 07 Feb 15 Can diplomacy bring Ukraine peace?

Saturday, February 07 2015 03:07 PM

What inspired civil rights activist Rosa Parks? / Would you believe a news anchor who lied about his past? / Do you know your onions from your flowers?...

GlobalNews: 06 Feb 15 PM EU leaders set for Putin Ukraine talks

Friday, February 06 2015 03:29 PM

Thousands rally in Jordan against IS / Taiwan plane 'lost engine power' / Pakistan's Ali Zafar tribute to Peshawar massacre victims....

GlobalNews: 06 Feb 15 AM West push for Ukraine solution

Friday, February 06 2015 01:02 AM

France and Germany take new peace plans to Kiev and Moscow / Sony chief quits after email hack / Pope rallies clergy over child abuse / World's first bilingual chimps...

GlobalNews: 05 Feb 15 PM New Ukraine peace push launched

Thursday, February 05 2015 03:17 PM

Greece says don't humiliate us / Iraq PM orders end to Baghdad curfew / Delhi protest against church attacks....

GlobalNews: 05 Feb 15 AM Reaction to IS video

Thursday, February 05 2015 01:26 AM

Silk Road conviction / Peter Greste speaks out / Golden Dawn trial...

GlobalNews: 04 Feb 15 PM Jordan executes convicted jihadists after pilot's death

Wednesday, February 04 2015 03:00 PM

Taiwan plane in deadly river crash / Chilcot rejects Iraq timetable calls / South Africa faces power crisis and blackouts....