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2012-12-19

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Funerals continue to take place in Connecticut

The funerals of a further six victims including four children and the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary have taken place in Connecticut. In the town

The funerals of a further six victims including four children and the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary have taken place in Connecticut. In the town

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Moscow nuclear bunker becomes 'end of the world' party venue

A Soviet-era nuclear bunker in Moscow is being turned from a museum into a VIP ‘end of the world’ party venue. A maximum of 300 people can fit into

A Soviet-era nuclear bunker in Moscow is being turned from a museum into a VIP ‘end of the world’ party venue. A maximum of 300 people can fit into

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Apocalypse Correspondent arrives in Toulouse

The Apocalypse Correspondent has taken his first real test: he woke up at the crack of dawn to make his flight. The first leg of his journey included

The Apocalypse Correspondent has taken his first real test: he woke up at the crack of dawn to make his flight. The first leg of his journey included

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Barack Obama wants changes in the gun laws

US President Barack Obama has said that he wants a new White House-led effort on gun policies to come up with proposals in the next month so that he

US President Barack Obama has said that he wants a new White House-led effort on gun policies to come up with proposals in the next month so that he

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UN requests 1.1 billion euros aid for Syria refugees

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has made the organisation’s largest ever short-term humanitarian appeal, calling for 1.1 billion euros

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has made the organisation’s largest ever short-term humanitarian appeal, calling for 1.1 billion euros

Science_technology

Flying Zero-G

If you fly any plane in the right way at the right speed, you can go weightless, at least for a few seconds. By effectively throwing the aircraft

If you fly any plane in the right way at the right speed, you can go weightless, at least for a few seconds. By effectively throwing the aircraft

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Obama wants changes in gun laws

US President Barack Obama has said that changes need to be made regarding the policies currently in place controlling access to weapons. Joined

US President Barack Obama has said that changes need to be made regarding the policies currently in place controlling access to weapons. Joined

Business

TUI keeps tourists and investors happy

TUI AG does not plan to pay a dividend to shareholders for its fiscal year that ended in September, but the German tourism giant’s share still rose

TUI AG does not plan to pay a dividend to shareholders for its fiscal year that ended in September, but the German tourism giant’s share still rose

Business

Renault plant for Algeria after 33-year absence

French President Francois Hollande started his two-day state visit to Algeria with a big commercial announcement in the form of plans by Renault to

French President Francois Hollande started his two-day state visit to Algeria with a big commercial announcement in the form of plans by Renault to

Sport

High Court order new Hillsborough inquest

A new inquest into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans during the Hillsborough disaster has been ordered by England’s High Court after the original

A new inquest into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans during the Hillsborough disaster has been ordered by England’s High Court after the original

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Striking Greek workers hang out their dirty washing

A washing line of underwear was hung out at an anti-austerity rally in the Greek capital Athens on Wednesday. “Take these as well,” spelt the

A washing line of underwear was hung out at an anti-austerity rally in the Greek capital Athens on Wednesday. “Take these as well,” spelt the

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EU seeks bigger health warnings for cigarettes

The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol. Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals

The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol. Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals

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Al Qaeda's rise in Syria

It has become a challenge to define who are the fighting forces in Syria. Syrian Armed Forces personnel who deserted, along with volunteers, call

It has become a challenge to define who are the fighting forces in Syria. Syrian Armed Forces personnel who deserted, along with volunteers, call

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The Apocalypse correspondent: no mass influx to Bugarach so far

It’s been a smooth drive on the French highways from Toulouse to Limoux where I had lunch. The toll was quite expensive, 5 euros for about 50

It’s been a smooth drive on the French highways from Toulouse to Limoux where I had lunch. The toll was quite expensive, 5 euros for about 50

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Russian MPs approve US adoption ban

Thirty demonstrators were arrested in Moscow during protests outside the Russian parliament as a bill that bans Americans from adopting Russian

Thirty demonstrators were arrested in Moscow during protests outside the Russian parliament as a bill that bans Americans from adopting Russian

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Obama named Time magazine's Person of 2012

Hot on the heels of winning a second term in the Oval Office, US President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for a

Hot on the heels of winning a second term in the Oval Office, US President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for a

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More astronauts leave for International Space Station

Three astronauts set off for the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft that lifted off from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on

Three astronauts set off for the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft that lifted off from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on

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DSK fails to freeze French sex probe

The sex scandals continue for Dominique Strauss-Kahn after a French court rejected his request to drop an inquiry. The ex-International Monetary

The sex scandals continue for Dominique Strauss-Kahn after a French court rejected his request to drop an inquiry. The ex-International Monetary

Business

Upgrade good news for Greece

Greece’s borrowing costs have fallen after Standard & Poor’s lifted its assessment of the country’s credit rating. That means the credit agency’s

Greece’s borrowing costs have fallen after Standard & Poor’s lifted its assessment of the country’s credit rating. That means the credit agency’s

Business

Solid growth seen in Asia

The World Bank has upped its forecasts for next year for China and the developing countries of East Asia – Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and

The World Bank has upped its forecasts for next year for China and the developing countries of East Asia – Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and

Nocomment

Indian rape protest

Lawmakers, rights groups and citizens across India expressed outrage on Wednesday over the gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi and are urging

Lawmakers, rights groups and citizens across India expressed outrage on Wednesday over the gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi and are urging

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Inner Mongolia: Ice-fishing season opens

The ice fishing season is in full swing in the city of Hulun Buir in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The ice fishing season is in full swing in the city of Hulun Buir in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Kamchatka Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupts in Russia

A volcano which has been dormant since the 1970s has erupted in Russia’s far-eastern Kamchatka peninsula. The first eruptions of the volcano occured

A volcano which has been dormant since the 1970s has erupted in Russia’s far-eastern Kamchatka peninsula. The first eruptions of the volcano occured

Culture

DSK play opens in Paris

The Daunou Theatre in Paris is staging a play called Suite 2806, inspired by former IMF chief Dominque Strauss Kahn and his calamitous encounter with

The Daunou Theatre in Paris is staging a play called Suite 2806, inspired by former IMF chief Dominque Strauss Kahn and his calamitous encounter with

Culture

Tarantino unchains Django

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained is a Western-style tale of revenge starring Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter, Oscar winner

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained is a Western-style tale of revenge starring Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter, Oscar winner

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EU plans larger anti-smoking warnings on cigarette packs

Following the introduction of brandless cigarette packaging in Australia, the EU is proposing its own tough new rules to help cut

Following the introduction of brandless cigarette packaging in Australia, the EU is proposing its own tough new rules to help cut

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Anti-polio campaign suspended in Pakistan

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have suspended a polio vaccination campaign throughout the whole of Pakistan, after two more workers were

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have suspended a polio vaccination campaign throughout the whole of Pakistan, after two more workers were

Science_technology

The eyes have it: text to a contact lens

It sounds like science fiction but researchers in Belgium are working on contact lenses on which it is possible to project words and pictures, and

It sounds like science fiction but researchers in Belgium are working on contact lenses on which it is possible to project words and pictures, and

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Calls for US gun control grow as Newtown buries its dead

There are signs in the United States that gun sales have gone up since the Sandy Hook school massacre last week. With increasing calls for tighter

There are signs in the United States that gun sales have gone up since the Sandy Hook school massacre last week. With increasing calls for tighter

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Greece government given a boost but workers remain unhappy

It has become cheaper for Greece to borrow money, with bond yields falling to their lowest level since March 2011. This is good news for the

It has become cheaper for Greece to borrow money, with bond yields falling to their lowest level since March 2011. This is good news for the