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2012-12-23

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Delhi defies police to demand safety for women

Police in New Delhi moved to stamp out protests that have grown since the gang-rape of a woman on December 16. Indian authorities banned gatherings

Police in New Delhi moved to stamp out protests that have grown since the gang-rape of a woman on December 16. Indian authorities banned gatherings

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Homeless freeze in eastern cold snap

As Moscow freezes in a vicious cold snap, the plight of Russia’s homeless is a growing concern and deaths are commonplace. Thermometers have been

As Moscow freezes in a vicious cold snap, the plight of Russia’s homeless is a growing concern and deaths are commonplace. Thermometers have been

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Dead civilians as Assad air strike hits bakery

A government air strike on a bakery in Syria’s central Hama province has left dozens dead with many injured. The carnage took place in the town of

A government air strike on a bakery in Syria’s central Hama province has left dozens dead with many injured. The carnage took place in the town of

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Prayers in Soweto for Mandela

A church in Soweto has held a special prayer service for Nelson Mandela, who is in hospital with a lung infection and gallstones. The hero of the

A church in Soweto has held a special prayer service for Nelson Mandela, who is in hospital with a lung infection and gallstones. The hero of the

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Presidential handover in Ljubljana

In Slovenia, the outgoing president Danilo Tuerk has handed over power. The social democrat former prime minister Borut Pahor won earlier this

In Slovenia, the outgoing president Danilo Tuerk has handed over power. The social democrat former prime minister Borut Pahor won earlier this

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Kabul market engulfed in huge fire

There has been a devastating fire at a market in the Afghan capital Kabul which has destroyed at least 600 shops. Many traders completely lost

There has been a devastating fire at a market in the Afghan capital Kabul which has destroyed at least 600 shops. Many traders completely lost

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Rich and poor prepare for Christmas

As Santa Claus prepares for his annual 466 million kilometre round trip to deliver yuletide cheer to the children of the world. The contrast between

As Santa Claus prepares for his annual 466 million kilometre round trip to deliver yuletide cheer to the children of the world. The contrast between

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Mali's Islamist backlash over UN military approval

In northern Mali, Islamist extremists have reacted violently to UN plans to send military forces to regain control of the region. They have

In northern Mali, Islamist extremists have reacted violently to UN plans to send military forces to regain control of the region. They have

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40 years on Vietnam marks "The Christmas Bombings"

Vietnam is commemorating the 40th anniversary of “Operation Linebacker II” the biggest ariel blitz of the Vietnam War. US President Nixon ordered

Vietnam is commemorating the 40th anniversary of “Operation Linebacker II” the biggest ariel blitz of the Vietnam War. US President Nixon ordered

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Cold weather in Poland

In Poland temperatures plunged to minus 10 degrees Celsius. Polish police said 49 people had died of cold exposures this month, with most of the

In Poland temperatures plunged to minus 10 degrees Celsius. Polish police said 49 people had died of cold exposures this month, with most of the

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El Gordo spreads Christmas cheer in Spain

El Gordo spreads Christmas cheer in what is billed as the world’s most generous lottery which will distribute a total of 2.5 billion euros to

El Gordo spreads Christmas cheer in what is billed as the world’s most generous lottery which will distribute a total of 2.5 billion euros to

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Imperial birthday as Emperor Akihito turns 79

Japanese Emperor Akihito has turned 79 and reassured thousands of well-wishers that he is in good health, following his heart bypass surgery last

Japanese Emperor Akihito has turned 79 and reassured thousands of well-wishers that he is in good health, following his heart bypass surgery last

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Monti could stand again for Italian PM

Italy’s outgoing prime minister Mario Monti has said that in the upcoming election he would be prepared to run for office again, if there were a

Italy’s outgoing prime minister Mario Monti has said that in the upcoming election he would be prepared to run for office again, if there were a

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New Delhi: Defiant protests for women's safety

Thousands of Indians protested on the streets of New Delhi to demand better safety measures for women, a week after a young student was gang-raped

Thousands of Indians protested on the streets of New Delhi to demand better safety measures for women, a week after a young student was gang-raped

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Egypt: opposition cry foul after constitution vote

Egypt’s controversial new constitution, drawn up by an Islamist dominated parliament, has been approved in a referendum according to rival

Egypt’s controversial new constitution, drawn up by an Islamist dominated parliament, has been approved in a referendum according to rival

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Seoul: N Korea can probably strike US west coast

North Korea has probably developed long-range missiles that could hit the United States, according to the South Korean defence ministry. They came

North Korea has probably developed long-range missiles that could hit the United States, according to the South Korean defence ministry. They came

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UK hit by floods once more

Large parts of the UK are once more underwater. Six severe flood warnings are in place for the West Country and nearly 200 warnings for other parts

Large parts of the UK are once more underwater. Six severe flood warnings are in place for the West Country and nearly 200 warnings for other parts

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Majority of Egyptians vote for constitution - claim

Counting is now underway after the second and final round of referendum voting to decide on a controversial constitution for Egypt. It is claimed

Counting is now underway after the second and final round of referendum voting to decide on a controversial constitution for Egypt. It is claimed

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Italian president dissolves parliament

The Italian President has to dissolved parliament, paving the way for an election on the 24th and 25th of February. Georgio Napolitano signed the

The Italian President has to dissolved parliament, paving the way for an election on the 24th and 25th of February. Georgio Napolitano signed the

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Charities step into the breach in Greece and Spain

Christmas in Spain – 2012 style. One Red Cross clothes bank in a suburb south of Madrid has been open for 25 years. But organisers say they have have

Christmas in Spain – 2012 style. One Red Cross clothes bank in a suburb south of Madrid has been open for 25 years. But organisers say they have have

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Vatican: ex-butler's pardon by Pope a "paternal gesture"

Pope Benedict has visited his jailed former butler and pardoned him for stealing and leaking sensitive Vatican documents. Following the 15-minute

Pope Benedict has visited his jailed former butler and pardoned him for stealing and leaking sensitive Vatican documents. Following the 15-minute