1. Greek singer Demis Roussos dies
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-26 at 21:58:53

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.

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2. Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-27 at 04:11:53

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over.

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3. Israel expels 43 intelligence veterans who refused to spy in Palestinian territories
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 07:03:55

Army Radio says 43 soldiers barred from top electronic surveillance unit for ‘acting inappropriately’ Continue reading...

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4. Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-27 at 01:56:25

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.

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5. Alexis Tsipras pays homage to Greek communists at site of Nazi atrocity
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 02:52:42

Greece’s new prime minister lays red roses as a symbol of “liberty from German occupation”, says his Syriza party Continue reading...

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6. Dignity: why I voted for Syriza
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 00:33:22

Greece has roundly rejected its old leaders and elected the radical leftwingers. What is their appeal? Continue reading...

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7. Kiev ‘punishes’ civilians in Donetsk with travel permits and drugs blockade
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 21:00:49

Ukrainians in disputed areas suffer as Kiev restricts access to food, electricity and medicines Continue reading...

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8. Eight French, two Greeks killed in NATO plane crash in Spain
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-27 at 03:16:04

MADRID (Reuters) - Eight French nationals and two Greeks were killed and 21 people injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

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9. Egypt doctor ‘convicted in FGM case’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-26 at 21:45:46

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.

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10. Argentina to disband intelligence service after prosecutor death
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-27 at 09:33:18

President Cristina Kirchner said that she will disband Argentina's intelligence service after a prosecutor was found dead just hours before he was to make explosive allegations against her. Alberto Nisman, 51, was found in his Buenos Aires home with ...

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11. Snowstorm Barrels Into Northeast; New York City’s Subways and Buses Are Halted
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-27 at 06:08:05

Millions of people from New Jersey to Maine left work early, rushed off roads and took shelter as a snowstorm bore down on the region.

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12. Learning From Animal Friendships
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-27 at 03:00:05

Interspecies interactions are all over YouTube. Yes, they’re cute, but are they useful to scientists?

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13. Syriza emerges victorious in Greek election – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 05:45:56

The anti-austerity Syriza party have ridden a wave of popular support, defeating Antonis Samaras’ conservative New Democracy party in a historic result Continue reading...

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14. Female protester’s death prompts rare condemnation in Egyptian state media
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 23:57:29

A front-page editorial in the flagship newspaper Al-Ahram after the shooting of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh by police hints at splits in Egypt’s establishment  Continue reading...

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16. Who are the Independent Greeks?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 17:58:45

Rightwing party differs on many issues with radical leftist Syriza, but they are united by a mutual hatred for bailout programme Continue reading...

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17. Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-27 at 03:34:57

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Mo...

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18. Litvinenko ‘killed on third attempt’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-27 at 03:30:04

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.

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19. Kurdish forces take control of Syrian town of Kobani
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 01:23:00

Monitoring group says YPG forces proceeding carefully in eastern outskirts where Isis planted mines before fleeing Continue reading...

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