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Friday 30th January 2015

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Live BBC World News

Greece shuns debt talks with troika

Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.

Battle rages for key Ukraine town

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.

Romney won't run in 2016 election

Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.

SA apartheid assassin given parole

South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.

Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.

Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens

A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.

Hezbollah says it does not want war

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.

BBC Sports News

England confidence growing - Morgan

Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.

Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich suffer a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lose to second-placed Wolfsburg.

Costa must change, says Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.

Chelsea close to £23m Cuadrado deal

Chelsea are set to complete the £23.3m signing of Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella says.

Ginola out of Fifa presidential race

Ex-Premier League player David Ginola is out of the Fifa presidential election race after failing to secure nominations.

McIlroy leads in Dubai after 64

Rory McIlroy surges into the lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic after firing a superb 64.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week


1. Britons are working an extra 19 days every year because we don’t take our full lunch break. The average ‘hour’ allowed for mealtime now lasts just 26 minutes and 28 seconds, a new study has found. Over the course of a year, we are working 133 hours extra for free. The Times

2. Wealth accumulated by the world’s richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam revealed, ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. The richest’s share of global wealth increased from 44% in 2009 to 48 in 2014, the charity said in a report, adding that it will be more than 50 by next year. The Independent

3. Almost 40 employers owing staff £177,000 have been ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay the national minimum wage. They include a childcare centre in Wolverhampton, a tanning boutique in Glasgow and a building firm in Edinburgh. The 37 offenders face fines totaling more than £51,000. Daily Mail

4. Britain's two largest airports recorded their busiest ever year in 2014. Heathrow passenger numbers last year rose 1.4 per cent to a record 73.4 million, while a total of 38.12 million were handled at Gatwick - a 7.6 per cent increase on 2013 and also an all-time high. Financial Times

5. Shoppers who use the post rather than the internet to settle bills are paying an extra £440 a year for goods and services, a study suggests. The 8million people in Britain – including 5million pensioners – who have no online access are missing out on discounts offered by banks, energy and telecom companies. Metro

6. Milk is now cheaper than bottled water thanks to a fierce supermarket price war, a study suggests. When bought in a four-pint container, the price per litre of milk has dropped to 43p compared with 44p for packs of bottled still water. BBC

7. Seven in ten university students now gain at least a 2:1 – with soaring fees thought to have fuelled a sharp increase in the number getting firsts. Almost 80,000 students – one in five – achieved the highest classification last year, up by 10,000 on 2013. The proportion achieving at least a 2:1 has soared by 163 per cent in a decade. The Times

8. Every year 1,000 people die in the UK waiting for an organ transplant. However, only 4% of people regularly give blood, and only 31% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register Source: NHS Choices

9. Britain’s last Victorian has died. Ethel Lang, who lived to see six British monarchs and 22 prime ministers, passed away at the age of 114. She danced into her late nineties, enjoyed watching snooker and “always liked a cup of tea”. Her daughter said: “Her secret to living so long was living so well,” she said. “She never smoked and rarely had a drink. She was always out and about.” The Observer

10. Last year was officially the hottest on record, say US government scientists. After smashing temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and baking regions in China, South America, and Russia – 2014 has been officially named the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average. Wall Street Journal

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

VIDEO: No apology for IS comments

Boris Johnson spoke to the BBC about earlier comments he made on those who join extremist groups

VIDEO: Escapee D-Day veteran's funeral

The funeral is held of Sussex war veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

VIDEO: Murray on Kim's colourful outburst

Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.

VIDEO: Close-up: Churchill funeral train restored

The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

VIDEO: Crossrail breaks through under City

Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.

VIDEO: Restoring 'Britain's Sistine Chapel'

Work to give the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College its first major restoration in over half a century is due to begin.

VIDEO: Rantzen: 'Lipman comments insulting'

Esther Rantzen says Maureen Lipman's comments over a rise in anti-Semitism are "incredibly insulting to Britain".

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