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2012-01-01

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Nine dead in botched Congo jail break

Nine inmates have been killed and at least 50 others hurt in a botched jail break in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Authorities say one prisoner

Nine inmates have been killed and at least 50 others hurt in a botched jail break in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Authorities say one prisoner

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Heavy rains hit Thailand

A fresh bout of heavy rain has caused severe flooding and left one person dead in Thailand. Several southern provinces have been declared disaster

A fresh bout of heavy rain has caused severe flooding and left one person dead in Thailand. Several southern provinces have been declared disaster

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UK's Prince Philip makes first appearance after operation

The husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has made his first public appearance after a health scare. Prince Philip, who is 90, attended a new

The husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has made his first public appearance after a health scare. Prince Philip, who is 90, attended a new

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Japanese cult fugitive surrenders

A former member of a Japanese doomsday cult that staged deadly nerve gas attacks on the Tokyo underground rail system in 1995 has turned himself in

A former member of a Japanese doomsday cult that staged deadly nerve gas attacks on the Tokyo underground rail system in 1995 has turned himself in

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Iran claims nuclear fuel success

Iran says it has successfully produced and tested fuel rods for use in its nuclear power plants in defiance of international demands that it halt

Iran says it has successfully produced and tested fuel rods for use in its nuclear power plants in defiance of international demands that it halt

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Deadly fireworks mar Italy's New Year festivities

Two men have been killed and nearly 600 other people have been hurt as Italians celebrated the New Year with massive displays of illegal and homemade

Two men have been killed and nearly 600 other people have been hurt as Italians celebrated the New Year with massive displays of illegal and homemade

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Greece starts new year in downbeat mood

As January 1st arrived, they let off fireworks over Athens, but there is little for Greece to celebrate as 2012 starts. In his New Year’s Eve

As January 1st arrived, they let off fireworks over Athens, but there is little for Greece to celebrate as 2012 starts. In his New Year’s Eve

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Strike halts Portugal's trains

There were hardly any trains running in Portugal on Sunday because drivers went on strike in protest at disciplinary measures. They were

There were hardly any trains running in Portugal on Sunday because drivers went on strike in protest at disciplinary measures. They were

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Cairo gathering to remember Arab Spring 'martyrs'

Pro-democracy protesters have held a candlelight vigil in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in memory of those killed during the Egyptian uprising. Some held

Pro-democracy protesters have held a candlelight vigil in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in memory of those killed during the Egyptian uprising. Some held

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What did you think of New Year? Rubbish!

In cities around the world, after ringing in the old and ringing in the new, it was time to clear up the mess. Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was

In cities around the world, after ringing in the old and ringing in the new, it was time to clear up the mess. Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was

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New Year arrives in the Americas

Every year for a century, a five metre light-studded crystal ball has descended above revellers in New York’s Times Square to officially mark the

Every year for a century, a five metre light-studded crystal ball has descended above revellers in New York’s Times Square to officially mark the

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Tokyo rocked by New Year's Day earthquake

A strong earthquake jolted eastern Japan on the first day of the new year. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami

A strong earthquake jolted eastern Japan on the first day of the new year. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami

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Nigeria: 50 dead as emergency declared

Nigeria announced a state of emergency in the northeast of the country on Saturday, as at least 50 people were killed during clashes between ethnic

Nigeria announced a state of emergency in the northeast of the country on Saturday, as at least 50 people were killed during clashes between ethnic

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Denmark begins six month EU presidency

They may be celebrating the start of 2012 in Copenhagen but as Denmark begins its six-month presidency of the European Union, many are wondering if

They may be celebrating the start of 2012 in Copenhagen but as Denmark begins its six-month presidency of the European Union, many are wondering if

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Revellers in European cities ring in 2012

2012 began with the UK pulling out all the stops to encourage the world to visit London this summer. A huge fireworks display on the banks of the

2012 began with the UK pulling out all the stops to encourage the world to visit London this summer. A huge fireworks display on the banks of the

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Ultra-orthodox Jews march over media backlash

Thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem on Saturday in a growing dispute with secular Israelis over women’s equality. An Israeli

Thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem on Saturday in a growing dispute with secular Israelis over women’s equality. An Israeli

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Kurds clash with Turkish police

Kurdish protesters clashed on Saturday with police in southeastern Turkey as tensions remained high following a deadly airstrike which mistakenly

Kurdish protesters clashed on Saturday with police in southeastern Turkey as tensions remained high following a deadly airstrike which mistakenly