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2011-12-25

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Babacan accuses Sarkozy of breaking promise

No Christmas cheer between Turkey and France, whose controversial voting of a law criminalising genocide denial has angered Turks who feel it is

No Christmas cheer between Turkey and France, whose controversial voting of a law criminalising genocide denial has angered Turks who feel it is

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Islamist extremists claim Nigerian church killings

Islamist extremists brought Christmas carnage to churches across Nigeria and have threatened more bloodshed in the days to come. In all there were

Islamist extremists brought Christmas carnage to churches across Nigeria and have threatened more bloodshed in the days to come. In all there were

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Poor and homeless get free meals in Athens

Greece is in the fourth year of recession and in Athens temporary centres have been at full stretch trying to bring some Christmas cheer to the poor

Greece is in the fourth year of recession and in Athens temporary centres have been at full stretch trying to bring some Christmas cheer to the poor

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Gorbachev says Putin should heed lesson of 1991

Saturday’s protests in Moscow and several other Russian cities against Prime Minister Putin have sparked comments that the ruling Russian elite is

Saturday’s protests in Moscow and several other Russian cities against Prime Minister Putin have sparked comments that the ruling Russian elite is

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Boko Haram claims Nigerian church bombings

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have said they carried out a wave of fatal Christmas Day bombings against churches in Nigeria, and have

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have said they carried out a wave of fatal Christmas Day bombings against churches in Nigeria, and have

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Pope calls for peace in "Urbi & Orbi" speech

The Pope has made his traditional Christmas “Urbi and Orbi” address from St Peter’s in the Vatican City to crowds of the faithful. At the end he

The Pope has made his traditional Christmas “Urbi and Orbi” address from St Peter’s in the Vatican City to crowds of the faithful. At the end he

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Suicide bomber targets funeral in N Afghanistan

Police in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber has killed at least 20 people and wounded 50 more in the northern city of Taliqan. The provincial

Police in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber has killed at least 20 people and wounded 50 more in the northern city of Taliqan. The provincial

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Nigerian churches hit by Christmas Day bombs

A second loud explosion has been reported near a church in Nigeria, this time in the central town of Jos. Earlier in the capital Abuja a powerful

A second loud explosion has been reported near a church in Nigeria, this time in the central town of Jos. Earlier in the capital Abuja a powerful

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Sudan claims death of prominent Darfur rebel

Sudan’s armed forces claim to have killed the leader of the most powerful rebel group in western Darfur, Khalil Ibrahim. If confirmed Ibrahim’s

Sudan’s armed forces claim to have killed the leader of the most powerful rebel group in western Darfur, Khalil Ibrahim. If confirmed Ibrahim’s

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Deadly Christmas Day church bomb in Abuja

A powerful explosion has torn through a church in the Nigerian capital Abuja during a Christmas Day service. Officials say they do not have enough

A powerful explosion has torn through a church in the Nigerian capital Abuja during a Christmas Day service. Officials say they do not have enough

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Abbas' hope at Bethlehem Christmas mass

The Palestinian president took part in a Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the spot where Christ was

The Palestinian president took part in a Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the spot where Christ was

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French health insurer to sue PIP's boss

France’s national health insurance agency says it is to sue the boss of breast implant maker PIP, Jean-Claude Mas. The French health minister says

France’s national health insurance agency says it is to sue the boss of breast implant maker PIP, Jean-Claude Mas. The French health minister says

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Pope warns of the commericalisation of Christmas

Pope Benedict XVI delivered his Christmas message at a midnight mass at the Vatican on Saturday. The 84-year-old is celebrating his seventh

Pope Benedict XVI delivered his Christmas message at a midnight mass at the Vatican on Saturday. The 84-year-old is celebrating his seventh

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'Hitler's favourite actor' dead at 108

The man once dubbed Hitler’s favourite actor has died aged 108. Dutch-born Johannes Heesters passed away at a clinic in Starnberg, southern Germany

The man once dubbed Hitler’s favourite actor has died aged 108. Dutch-born Johannes Heesters passed away at a clinic in Starnberg, southern Germany

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Putin faces growing opposition to job swap plan

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces a growing challenge to his plan to return to the presidency next year amid continued opposition

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces a growing challenge to his plan to return to the presidency next year amid continued opposition

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Saleh vows to leave Yemen for the United States

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday vowed to leave Yemen shortly for the United States. Saleh signed a peace deal last month to hand

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday vowed to leave Yemen shortly for the United States. Saleh signed a peace deal last month to hand