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Auschwitz survivors appeal to world 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:11:57 GMT 
    Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.

Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:19:08 GMT 
    Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.

US admits snow forecast errors 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:47:45 GMT 
    The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.

Litvinenko lawyer accuses Russia 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:45:05 GMT 
    Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", an inquiry hears.

Planet hosts giant ring system 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:53:58 GMT 
    Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Spain charges priests with sex abuse 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:05:10 GMT 
    A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.

Tsipras names new Greek cabinet 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:19:32 GMT 
    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.

Mexico insists 43 students are dead 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:33:24 GMT 
    Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

Egypt activists lose final appeal 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:17:17 GMT 
    Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.

Child soldiers freed in South Sudan 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:55:53 GMT 
    A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.

Obama visits new Saudi King Salman 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:31:19 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

Japan probes 'new IS hostage video' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:57:22 GMT 
    Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.

VIDEO: Survivors place candles at Auschwitz 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:24:29 GMT 
    Auschwitz survivors have been speaking at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary since the liberation of the Nazi death camp.

VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:34:44 GMT 
    Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.

VIDEO: 'Auschwitz I got over, the loss I never did' 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:54:13 GMT 
    Eva Schloss survived the Holocaust with her mother Fritzi after being imprisoned in Auschwitz.

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