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2012-12-21

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Death toll rises from eastern Europe deep freeze

Close to 200 people have now died from a bitter cold snap across Russia and eastern Europe. In Ukraine, more than 80 lives were claimed and more

Close to 200 people have now died from a bitter cold snap across Russia and eastern Europe. In Ukraine, more than 80 lives were claimed and more

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John Kerry nominated as next US secretary of state

US President Barack Obama has announced Senator John Kerry as his nomination to replace Hillary Clinton as the next secretary of state. His turn

US President Barack Obama has announced Senator John Kerry as his nomination to replace Hillary Clinton as the next secretary of state. His turn

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In France, Mayan prophecy a dud

Our special UFO correspondent, with some trepidation, ventured bravely into the outback of southern France, the foothills of the Pyrenees, where the

Our special UFO correspondent, with some trepidation, ventured bravely into the outback of southern France, the foothills of the Pyrenees, where the

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US gun lobby wants 'armed officers in every school'

The protest started the moment the US gun lobby spoke out. “NRA killing our kids” read the large pink banner unfurled at the press conference. The

The protest started the moment the US gun lobby spoke out. “NRA killing our kids” read the large pink banner unfurled at the press conference. The

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Mario Monti hands resignation to President

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has had his final meeting with President Napolitano in which he formally resigned as head of the government. The

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has had his final meeting with President Napolitano in which he formally resigned as head of the government. The

Culture

Hillsborough tribute single makes No. 1 spot

The Hillsborough tribute single, a cover of The Hollies’ He Ain’t Heavy by the Justice Collective, was the British Christmas Number One. The song

The Hillsborough tribute single, a cover of The Hollies’ He Ain’t Heavy by the Justice Collective, was the British Christmas Number One. The song

Culture

Polish WWII massacre film causes shockwaves

Polish film Poklosie or Aftermath is a dramatisation of the massacre of more than 340 Polish Jews at Jedwabne in 1941. It has caused shockwaves and

Polish film Poklosie or Aftermath is a dramatisation of the massacre of more than 340 Polish Jews at Jedwabne in 1941. It has caused shockwaves and

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Americans hold minute silence for Newtown victims

Americans have been remembering the victims of the Newtown school massacre with a minute’s silence, marking the moment a week ago when the gunman ran

Americans have been remembering the victims of the Newtown school massacre with a minute’s silence, marking the moment a week ago when the gunman ran

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Italian budget approved

The Italian parliament has approved Mario Monti’s 2013 budget, paving the way for his resignation. The budget, which was passed with a wide

The Italian parliament has approved Mario Monti’s 2013 budget, paving the way for his resignation. The budget, which was passed with a wide

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Era ends in ancient Mayan city, but world is spared

What was once the ancient Mayan city of Tikal is now one of the biggest tourist attractions in Central America, especially on the day the Mayans

What was once the ancient Mayan city of Tikal is now one of the biggest tourist attractions in Central America, especially on the day the Mayans

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No end in sight

Did you miss it, or were you there? Those are weighty questions which will go down in history as generations remember December 21 and the end of the

Did you miss it, or were you there? Those are weighty questions which will go down in history as generations remember December 21 and the end of the

Business

US 'fiscal cliff' deal more elusive than ever

The ideological stalemate over spending cuts and tax increases for the rich continues in Washington. If Democrat President Barak Obama and the

The ideological stalemate over spending cuts and tax increases for the rich continues in Washington. If Democrat President Barak Obama and the

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Malala Yousafzai, euronews person of 2012

Malala Yousafzai, the euronews person of 2012, has come to symbolise the struggle for girls’ education in Pakistan, and courage in the face of death

Malala Yousafzai, the euronews person of 2012, has come to symbolise the struggle for girls’ education in Pakistan, and courage in the face of death

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Protesters say cheap drugs threatened by India court battle

The Indian headquarters of Swiss drugmaker Novartis has been surrounded by protesters demanding the right to cheap drugs. Several people living

The Indian headquarters of Swiss drugmaker Novartis has been surrounded by protesters demanding the right to cheap drugs. Several people living

Europe

Putin slams EU criticism of Russia's rights record

Russian President Vladmir Putin on Friday hit out at EU criticism of Moscow’s human rights record, suggesting there are worse violations inside the

Russian President Vladmir Putin on Friday hit out at EU criticism of Moscow’s human rights record, suggesting there are worse violations inside the

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Amr Moussa: Participation in political debate key to Egypt's future

The former head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, has been talking to euronews reporter Mohammed Shaikhibrahim about the current unrest in Egypt

The former head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, has been talking to euronews reporter Mohammed Shaikhibrahim about the current unrest in Egypt

Special_reports

Wise words in India teach thousands in the slums

Thousands of children gather in the slums of India to learn to read and write. The teachers are volunteers, many of whom only a few years before were

Thousands of children gather in the slums of India to learn to read and write. The teachers are volunteers, many of whom only a few years before were

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Islamists battle police in Alexandria

Police in Alexandria have fired teargas rounds at Islamist supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi. The confrontation comes on the eve of a

Police in Alexandria have fired teargas rounds at Islamist supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi. The confrontation comes on the eve of a

Europe

Bad toys banned from Santa's list

Over three billion toys are manufactured and sold each year, most of them around Christmas time. How are product safety checks carried out

Over three billion toys are manufactured and sold each year, most of them around Christmas time. How are product safety checks carried out

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Monti's track record short, bitter

In November 2011, Italy feared that its political time had run out if it was to avert bankruptcy. So it called an economist to form a technocratic

In November 2011, Italy feared that its political time had run out if it was to avert bankruptcy. So it called an economist to form a technocratic

Business

Weak European demand forces ArcelorMittal writedown

ArcelorMittal is to write down the value of its European business by 3.25 billion euros. The world’s biggest steelmaker said demand fell around

ArcelorMittal is to write down the value of its European business by 3.25 billion euros. The world’s biggest steelmaker said demand fell around

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Duma passes law blocking Americans from adopting Russian children

The Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, has approved a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Diplomats say the move is a

The Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, has approved a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Diplomats say the move is a

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NATO: more 'Scud-type missiles' fired by Syria military

NATO says the Syrian military has fired more Scud-type missiles inside the country, more than a week after it reported they had been used to attack

NATO says the Syrian military has fired more Scud-type missiles inside the country, more than a week after it reported they had been used to attack

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'Rising demand' for child bulletproof backpacks in US

Reports in the US suggest there has been a rise in demand for child body armour in the wake of last week’s massacre in Connecticut. One company in

Reports in the US suggest there has been a rise in demand for child body armour in the wake of last week’s massacre in Connecticut. One company in

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Tough budget for Italy as Monti plans to stand in election

Healthworkers have taken to the streets of Rome in protest over government plans to cut the number of hospital beds in the capital by 1,000. The

Healthworkers have taken to the streets of Rome in protest over government plans to cut the number of hospital beds in the capital by 1,000. The

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Mission successful, Cameron tells UK troops in Afghan visit

The British Prime Minister on a visit to Afghanistan has told his country’s troops that their gradual withdrawal is based on success not

The British Prime Minister on a visit to Afghanistan has told his country’s troops that their gradual withdrawal is based on success not

Special_reports

Crisis-hit Europe is losing its talented youth

This is Enric’s last Christmas at home. The twenty-nine year old is a highly qualified architect, but as a freelancer he simply can’t afford the

This is Enric’s last Christmas at home. The twenty-nine year old is a highly qualified architect, but as a freelancer he simply can’t afford the

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Slaughter in southeast Kenya as tribes clash

At least 28 people have been killed in southeast Kenya. Pokomo farmers attacked Kipao village at dawn and unleashed terror, according to Kenyan

At least 28 people have been killed in southeast Kenya. Pokomo farmers attacked Kipao village at dawn and unleashed terror, according to Kenyan

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Tension high ahead of divisive referendum in Egypt

A relative calm pervades Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital Cairo on the eve of a second divisive referendum on a new draft constitution. The

A relative calm pervades Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital Cairo on the eve of a second divisive referendum on a new draft constitution. The

Nocomment

South Africa's Zuma sings ANC conference closing address

South African President Zuma sang his closing address at the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung on Thursday. His song contained get well wishes

South African President Zuma sang his closing address at the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung on Thursday. His song contained get well wishes