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2012-12-17

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Tourists stranded as Cyclone Evan strikes Fiji

Cyclone Evan has struck Fiji, the chain of islands in the South Pacific, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Before winds of 215 kilometres

Cyclone Evan has struck Fiji, the chain of islands in the South Pacific, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Before winds of 215 kilometres

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Ethnic Serbs in north Kosovo protest over new customs duties

Police have stopped a group of ethnic Serbs from northern Kosovo from blocking a border crossing with Serbia. The businessmen are protesting the

Police have stopped a group of ethnic Serbs from northern Kosovo from blocking a border crossing with Serbia. The businessmen are protesting the

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Newtown, USA mourns

Three days after the mass killing in Newtown, Connecticut, the victims’ families and the townspeople are in anguish – shared across the country. At

Three days after the mass killing in Newtown, Connecticut, the victims’ families and the townspeople are in anguish – shared across the country. At

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Syria vice president says neither side can win

Unverified video uploaded to social networking sites purports to show fighting near Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp, where Palestinians for and against

Unverified video uploaded to social networking sites purports to show fighting near Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp, where Palestinians for and against

Business

Libor scandal takes a new turn this week

Despite the lack of an official statement, it is considered almost certain that UBS will settle an ongoing investigation for manipulation of

Despite the lack of an official statement, it is considered almost certain that UBS will settle an ongoing investigation for manipulation of

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Two adult survivors 'key witnesses' to Connecticut school shootings

Following Friday’s mass shooting in Connecticut, police are questioning two adults who were wounded but survived the massacre. Several young

Following Friday’s mass shooting in Connecticut, police are questioning two adults who were wounded but survived the massacre. Several young

Business

Banking measures set to restore confidence - Draghi

The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has heard that new European Central Bank powers to oversee eurozone banks will help

The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has heard that new European Central Bank powers to oversee eurozone banks will help

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Russia will hand over Kaczynski plane wreckage to Poland after probe

Russia says its investigation into the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski will have to be finished before the wreckage can go to

Russia says its investigation into the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski will have to be finished before the wreckage can go to

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Malala Yousafzai: the girl who took on the Taliban

Both euronews’ newsroom and its online audience agree on who deserves the distinction of Person of 2012. It is neither a president, prime

Both euronews’ newsroom and its online audience agree on who deserves the distinction of Person of 2012. It is neither a president, prime

Europe

Irish presidency eyes EU-US trade deal

Ireland takes over the EU presidency for six months on January 1st. Dublin says its main priority is “getting the European economy back on track”

Ireland takes over the EU presidency for six months on January 1st. Dublin says its main priority is “getting the European economy back on track”

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Decapitated body of Ukraine judge and family found

The decapitated bodies of a judge and his family have been found at a flat in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. Investigators say the heads of

The decapitated bodies of a judge and his family have been found at a flat in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. Investigators say the heads of

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Salvation Army band set for Eurovision glory

Switzerland will send a Salvation Army band to next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The group Heilsarmee was picked to go to next May’s event in

Switzerland will send a Salvation Army band to next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The group Heilsarmee was picked to go to next May’s event in

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Tunisian faith in the Revolution fades

The second anniversary of the death of Mohammed Bouazizi, the street vender whose self immolation sparked the Tunisian Revolution, has been marked in

The second anniversary of the death of Mohammed Bouazizi, the street vender whose self immolation sparked the Tunisian Revolution, has been marked in

Business

Record year for Russian arms sales

Overseas sales of military hardware by Russia topped the 11 billion euro mark – a record figure and surpassing all forecasts by around half a million

Overseas sales of military hardware by Russia topped the 11 billion euro mark – a record figure and surpassing all forecasts by around half a million

Culture

Are we heading towards a generation gap?

A young person’s life today is made up of many choices and much uncertainty. People have never been more connected, yet finding – and keeping – a

A young person’s life today is made up of many choices and much uncertainty. People have never been more connected, yet finding – and keeping – a

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Funerals due for two victims of Connecticut mass shootings

The first funerals are being held today for two of the twenty children gunned down in Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut primary school. The

The first funerals are being held today for two of the twenty children gunned down in Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut primary school. The

Culture

Ludwig: the fairytale castle king

Ludwig II is about the 19th century King of Bavaria, best known for commissioning the building of extravangant fairytale castles, like Neuschwanstein

Ludwig II is about the 19th century King of Bavaria, best known for commissioning the building of extravangant fairytale castles, like Neuschwanstein

Culture

Kesha is back with her second full-length studio album

“Warrior” features appearances from Iggy Pop, Nate Ruess of fun., Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Ke$ha said

“Warrior” features appearances from Iggy Pop, Nate Ruess of fun., Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Ke$ha said

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N Korea marks death of Kim Jong-il one year on

On the one-year anniversary of the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong-il, there has been a day of mourning for the former leader. His son, and current

On the one-year anniversary of the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong-il, there has been a day of mourning for the former leader. His son, and current

Nocomment

Stuck in Ukrainian blizzard

Hundreds of trucks and cars were stuck in a traffic jam or trapped in deep snow on roads in several regions in Western Ukraine.

Hundreds of trucks and cars were stuck in a traffic jam or trapped in deep snow on roads in several regions in Western Ukraine.

Business

Spain's biggest lender set to close branches

Santander is set to buy out minority investors in its Banco Espanol de Credito with an offer of 263 million euros. Spain’s biggest lender will

Santander is set to buy out minority investors in its Banco Espanol de Credito with an offer of 263 million euros. Spain’s biggest lender will

Business

Italian multi-national billion euro investment in Libya

Italy’s multi national oil and gas company Eni plans to invest six billion euros in Libya over the next 10 years. The move is designed to develop

Italy’s multi national oil and gas company Eni plans to invest six billion euros in Libya over the next 10 years. The move is designed to develop

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Cyclone Evan touches down in Fiji

The Pacific island nation of Fiji was hit by its biggest cyclone in 20 years after the same storm hit nearby Samoa.

The Pacific island nation of Fiji was hit by its biggest cyclone in 20 years after the same storm hit nearby Samoa.

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Romania president finally reappoints rival Ponta as PM

Romania’s president Traian Basescu has appointed as prime minister the man who tried to have him impeached in July – Victor Ponta. Leader of the

Romania’s president Traian Basescu has appointed as prime minister the man who tried to have him impeached in July – Victor Ponta. Leader of the

Science_technology

Make your own mini-me

Do you fancy something a little bit more original than a family photo? Well, thanks to a 3D printer on display in Japan, you can have a mini-me or

Do you fancy something a little bit more original than a family photo? Well, thanks to a 3D printer on display in Japan, you can have a mini-me or

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Syria: No end to the carnage in sight

As the violence in Syria continues unabated diplomatic moves to end the carnage are intensifying The UN has expressed its fears for the well being

As the violence in Syria continues unabated diplomatic moves to end the carnage are intensifying The UN has expressed its fears for the well being

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Κύπρος: Τελικές διαπραγματεύσεις με Total για το φυσικό αέριο

Συνάντηση με αξιωματούχους της γαλλικής Total είχε σήμερα ο κύπριος υπουργός Εμπορίου Νεοκλής Συλικιώτης, με στόχο την ολοκλήρωση των

Συνάντηση με αξιωματούχους της γαλλικής Total είχε σήμερα ο κύπριος υπουργός Εμπορίου Νεοκλής Συλικιώτης, με στόχο την ολοκλήρωση των

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Afghanistan landmine explosion kills 10 girls

Ten girls were killed and two seriously wounded in a landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan. The girls were out collecting firewood when one

Ten girls were killed and two seriously wounded in a landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan. The girls were out collecting firewood when one

Nocomment

Cyclone Evan rips through Samoa

Cyclone Evan has ripped through the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, flattening homes, uprooting trees and flooding streets. Four people have

Cyclone Evan has ripped through the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, flattening homes, uprooting trees and flooding streets. Four people have