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article 26 January 2015 World, Syria
Kobani on 16 January
Kurds 'take full control' of Kobani from Islamic State

Kurdish forces are reported to have defeated Islamic State fighters to take full control of the symbolic Syrian town of Kobani, in what could be seen as vindication of US-led coalition airstrikes.

article 26 January 2015 World, Greece
The far left party Syriza won the Greek elections after telling voters much of the country's debt would be written off. How likely is this? (Reuters)
Can Greece really walk away from its debts?

The far left party Syriza won the Greek elections after telling voters much of the country's debt would be written off. How likely is this?

article 26 January 2015 World, Nigeria
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The British Nigerians leading the fight against Boko Haram

In the run up to the general elections in Nigeria - British Nigerians tell Channel 4 News that they feel a strong national identity - even though the country still remains divided at home.

article 26 January 2015 World, Greece
News
As far-left win in Greece - 'far-right here to stay'

Their leaders are in prison, but after an election Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party is now the country's third biggest party. Experts tell Channel 4 News how it could grow further.

post 26 January 2015
Read more on Liam's blog US blizzard: potentially historic snowfall for north east

The north east of the US is bracing itself for a blizzard that is being described as 'potentially historic', with as much as 2-3 feet of snow falling between Monday and Wednesday.

article 26 January 2015 World, Ukraine
Miners at the Zasyadsko mine in 2014
Ukraine: 500 miners trapped after shell blast

Nearly 500 miners are trapped underground after a shell hit an electric substation near the site in east Ukraine, following an escalation in violence at the weekend.

article 26 January 2015 World, Greece
News
In pictures: anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election

Syriza party has promised to take on international lenders and roll back austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis.

video 25 January 2015 World, Germany

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Thousands turn out for anti-Islam rally in Dresden - video

Thousands of protesters turn out in the German city of Dresden in support of the right-wing Pegida movement, demonstrating against what they describe as "the Islamisation of the West".

article 25 January 2015 World, Nigeria
News
Eight dead after Boko Haram attack Nigerian city

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an assault on the Borno state capital Maiduguri which government forces say they have repelled.