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2011-12-24

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Jordanian opposition protests in Amman

Supporters of Jordan’s opposition Islamic Movement demonstrated in front of the prime minister’s offices in the capital Amman on Saturday. Chanting

Supporters of Jordan’s opposition Islamic Movement demonstrated in front of the prime minister’s offices in the capital Amman on Saturday. Chanting

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Tsunami survivors reunited in Indonesia

In 2004 Christmas was a time of horror for all those affected by the Asian tsunami, but this year there is joy for one family at least. Mary

In 2004 Christmas was a time of horror for all those affected by the Asian tsunami, but this year there is joy for one family at least. Mary

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Demonstrators denounce Russia's political 'tandem'

Two weeks after the last mass protest in Moscow, protesters are still seething over Russia’s two-man leadership. Giving her name as Daria, one

Two weeks after the last mass protest in Moscow, protesters are still seething over Russia’s two-man leadership. Giving her name as Daria, one

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No 'international manhunt' for breast implant boss

Interpol says it has never launched an ‘international manhunt’ for the boss of a French firm whose breast implants are at the centre of a global

Interpol says it has never launched an ‘international manhunt’ for the boss of a French firm whose breast implants are at the centre of a global

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South Korean 'sock balloons'

Several dozen activists braved the cold to gather in Paju, South Korea, a town bordering North Korea on Saturday (December 24) to release balloons

Several dozen activists braved the cold to gather in Paju, South Korea, a town bordering North Korea on Saturday (December 24) to release balloons

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North Koreans keep mourning their leader

Mourners in the North Korean capital Pyongyang continued to brave sub-zero temperatures to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong-il on Saturday

Mourners in the North Korean capital Pyongyang continued to brave sub-zero temperatures to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong-il on Saturday

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Troops stop Tshisekedi from stadium swearing-in

The leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s opposition Etienne Tshisekedi has had to settle for a makeshift swearing-in ceremony in his

The leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s opposition Etienne Tshisekedi has had to settle for a makeshift swearing-in ceremony in his

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Mass rally in Moscow piles more pressure on Putin

They came in their tens of thousands to say the Putin era is over. A new rally against alleged electoral fraud in Russia has swamped the centre of

They came in their tens of thousands to say the Putin era is over. A new rally against alleged electoral fraud in Russia has swamped the centre of

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Damascus buries car bomb victims

The people of Damascus have been burying their dead following yesterday’s twin car bombings that killed 44 people. The Muslim Brotherhood, blamed

The people of Damascus have been burying their dead following yesterday’s twin car bombings that killed 44 people. The Muslim Brotherhood, blamed

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Ligety claims victory at World Alpine Rock Fest

The world’s best athletes of the Alpine World Cup circuit took part in an extraordinary Giant Slalom race; the Alpine Rock Fest at the Paganella ski

The world’s best athletes of the Alpine World Cup circuit took part in an extraordinary Giant Slalom race; the Alpine Rock Fest at the Paganella ski

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Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

Seasonal celebrations are in full swing in the traditional birthplace of Jesus as Bethlehem’s Mayor hails a Christmas of hope for the Palestinian

Seasonal celebrations are in full swing in the traditional birthplace of Jesus as Bethlehem’s Mayor hails a Christmas of hope for the Palestinian

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All I want for Christmas is....shoes

Frenzied scenes struck sports stores across the United States on Friday as the new Nike Air Jordan basketball trainers went on sale. Customers

Frenzied scenes struck sports stores across the United States on Friday as the new Nike Air Jordan basketball trainers went on sale. Customers

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Free tickets for disabled fans at 2014 World Cup

Former Brazilian football players Romario and Ronaldo, have announced that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will donate 32,000 tickets to

Former Brazilian football players Romario and Ronaldo, have announced that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will donate 32,000 tickets to

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New protests in Russia amid vote-rigging claims

Protesters are gathering for a rally in the Russian capital, with tens of thousands set to denounce parliamentary elections they say were

Protesters are gathering for a rally in the Russian capital, with tens of thousands set to denounce parliamentary elections they say were

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Interpol seek French breast implant boss

An international police hunt has been launched for the boss of a French company whose breast implants are at the centre of a global health

An international police hunt has been launched for the boss of a French company whose breast implants are at the centre of a global health

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Kim Jong-un: North Korea's 'Supreme Commander'

Kim Jong-un has been hailed ‘Supreme Commander’ of North Korea’s military. The new title, announced by national media, is another sign that he is

Kim Jong-un has been hailed ‘Supreme Commander’ of North Korea’s military. The new title, announced by national media, is another sign that he is

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Cuba's Castro approves prisoner amnesty

Cuban President Raul Castro granted an amnesty to nearly 3,000 prisoners on Saturday but an American convicted of spying is not on the list. Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro granted an amnesty to nearly 3,000 prisoners on Saturday but an American convicted of spying is not on the list. Castro

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Hungary's Orban presses ahead with fiscal reform

The Hungarian parliament on Friday passed controversial fiscal reforms despite pleas from the EU and IMF for the country’s centre-right government to

The Hungarian parliament on Friday passed controversial fiscal reforms despite pleas from the EU and IMF for the country’s centre-right government to

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Success for Obama over US payroll tax

There has been a Christmas boost for US President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election in 2012 after he signed a law extending a payroll tax cut by two

There has been a Christmas boost for US President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election in 2012 after he signed a law extending a payroll tax cut by two

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Britain's Prince Philip has heart operation

Britain’s Prince Philip has been successfully treated for a blocked artery after being admitted to hospital on Friday with chest pains. The

Britain’s Prince Philip has been successfully treated for a blocked artery after being admitted to hospital on Friday with chest pains. The

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UK and France differ on faulty breast implants

As many as 300,000 women all over the world may have breast implants made with industrial silicone, but government advice about this health issue is

As many as 300,000 women all over the world may have breast implants made with industrial silicone, but government advice about this health issue is

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Moscow braced for mass anti-Kremlin protest

Thousands of people will take to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against disputed election results. A similar demonstration was held

Thousands of people will take to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against disputed election results. A similar demonstration was held