1. Auschwitz survivors appeal to world
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-27 at 23:41:57

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.

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2. Auschwitz: a short history of the largest mass murder site in human history
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 13:25:53

As survivors prepare to visit on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, here is a brief history of the largest mass murder at a single site  Continue reading...

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3. Planet hosts giant ring system
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-27 at 19:23:58

Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

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4. Islamic State ‘driven out of Kobane’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-27 at 05:16:09

Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.

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5. Court bans child being named Nutella
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-27 at 04:29:50

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.

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6. Holocaust survivors call out ‘please keep the memory alive’, says chief rabbi
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-28 at 01:07:10

Victims of Nazi genocide remembered at Westminster service attended by guests including 200 Holocaust survivors Continue reading...

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8. White House Drone Crash Described as a U.S. Worker’s Drunken Lark
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-28 at 01:48:19

The man, who was at an apartment near the White House when he lost control of the drone, went to bed before reporting the episode, according to law enforcement officials.

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9. Outliving Horror for 70 Years and Never Forgetting
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-28 at 07:50:58

In 2005, about 1,500 survivors attended the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the death camps. This year, there were fewer than 300.

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11. Putin ordered Alexander Litvinenko murder, inquiry into death told
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 23:28:33

Opening day hears Russian president called a ‘common criminal’ as lawyers lay out case surrounding former spy’s death Continue reading...

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12. Missing group of students in Mexico are all dead, claim authorities
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-28 at 09:43:34

Mexican attorney general concludes the bodies of 43 students were incinerated on a huge pyre of tyres soaked in diesel  Continue reading...

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14. Venezuela confirms defection of former security agent to U.S.
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-28 at 08:19:20

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan officials confirmed on Tuesday the defection of a former bodyguard of Socialist Party heavyweight Diosdado Cabello but denied media reports his evidence to U.S. investigators implicated the powerful official in running a dru...

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15. GoDaddy Pulls 2015 Super Bowl Ad After Slew Of Negative Feedback From Animal Advocates
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-28 at 06:23:19

The recently released GoDaddy 2015 Super Bowl ad generated a whole lot of outrage from animal advocates and was quickly retracted Tuesday.

The ad, called "Journey Home," features a golden retriever puppy named Buddy who bounces out of the back of a truck...

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16. What happened at Auschwitz? – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 12:50:00

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and thus also the end of the deadliest act of mass murder in a single location in human history. As survivors prepare to visit the site of their agony, many for the last time, we pr...

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18. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras unveils cabinet of mavericks and visionaries
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 23:51:56

New finance minister says debt negotiations will not continue with hated troika of technocrats representing foreign lenders Continue reading...

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19. Brazil police raiding warehouse for stolen goods find two military tanks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-27 at 21:57:00

Engine-less tanks found in São Paulo along with 500 TVsPolice: ‘It’s unusual, to say the least’ Continue reading...

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20. US admits snow forecast errors
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-28 at 05:40:11

The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.

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