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Chelsea's 4-2 home defeat by League One side Bradford was the biggest FA Cup shock of all time, says former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler. And in a BBC Match of the Day vote 77.2% agreed with him."Chelsea are by far the best team in England at the minute. They are 2-0 up at home against little Bradford," said the 39-year-old, who won the Cup with Liverpool in 2001. "For me this is the biggest shock." Ex-Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas added: "This is what we all love about the FA Cup. The shock exit."

Date: 2015-01-26

The European Central Bank (ECB) will inject at least €1.1 trillion (£834bn) into the ailing eurozone economy. The ECB will buy €60bn bonds each month from banks until the end of September 2016, or even longer, in what is called quantitative easing (QE). QE in theory increases the supply of money, something that keeps interest rates low and encourages borrowing and therefore spending. The news sent the euro to an 11-year low against the against the US dollar.

Date: 2015-01-23

US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress. In a speech devised to appeal to working families, Mr Obama outlined his strategy for "middle-class economics"."It's now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years," he said. But the plans are unlikely to make it past a Republican-controlled Congress.

Date: 2015-01-21

India says it now has almost a third more tigers than it did four years ago. Presenting the findings of the latest tiger census, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the tiger population had risen from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014. He said a number of government initiatives to streamline tiger conservation were behind the increase. India is estimated to be home to around 70% of the world's tigers.

Date: 2015-01-21
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