While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 26 edition

US President Barack Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

In a glow of bonhomie, United States President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defence ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.

The two countries reached an understanding on two issues that, despite a groundbreaking 2006 agreement, had stopped US companies from setting up reactors in India and had become one of the major irritants in bilateral relations.

"We are committed to moving towards full implementation," Obama told a joint news conference with Modi. "This is an important step that shows how we can work together to elevate our relationship."

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Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election: exit polls

Radical left-wing party Syriza won Greece's general election on Sunday in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed.

Syriza took between 35.5 per cent and 39.5 per cent of the vote, according to the polls, compared to between 23 per cent and 27 per cent for the conservative New Democracy party.

The projected result may be enough for Syriza to govern without need of a coalition partner and hands its 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras an overwhelming mandate to confront Greece's program of austerity imposed in return for pledges of 240 billion euros (S$362 billion) in aid since May 2010.

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Russian Orthodox head slams Charlie Hebdo's mockery of Christians

The head of Russia's influential Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said on Sunday cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were "childish" compared to offences it had dished out to Christians.

Charlie Hebdo has regularly offended Muslims, Christians and others with its irreverent cartoons.

Kirill, who has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said in a sermon that he opposed both terrorism and giving offence to religious feelings.

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Football: Diafra Sakho's header beats Bristol City, launching West Ham into FA Cup last 16

Diafra Sakho's header saw West Ham beat Bristol City 1-0 on Sunday as they avoided becoming the latest Premier League side to be knocked out by lower league opposition on a sensational weekend of FA Cup action.

However, the Hammers left it late at City's Ashton Gate ground, with Sakho only scoring nine minutes from time after Andy Carroll's cross hit the underside of the bar.

Bristol City were looking to follow in the footsteps of fellow third-tier side Bradford, who produced one of the all-time great FA Cup shocks when they knocked out Premier League leaders Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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Paris men's fashion: exposed penises, femme-males and chic-sport

Five days of Paris men's fashion shows wrapped up on Sunday, leaving after-images of four categories the designers have planned for this coming autumn and winter. 

US designer Rick Owens created a category all by himself - Full Frontal - by sending out three male models with their penises exposed by cutaway robes.

The taboo-busting garments are unlikely to go mainstream, and many veteran fashionistas thought them too blatantly calculated for controversy.

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