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2012-12-24

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Judges investigate Egyptian vote fraud claims

In Egypt, judges are looking into allegations from the opposition that a referendum on the country’s controversial new constitution was riddled with

In Egypt, judges are looking into allegations from the opposition that a referendum on the country’s controversial new constitution was riddled with

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Two US firefighters killed by gunman at NY blaze

The men were shot dead and another two injured when they went to put out a house fire in Webster, upstate New York. Police believe it was a deadly

The men were shot dead and another two injured when they went to put out a house fire in Webster, upstate New York. Police believe it was a deadly

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Spain: protests against Bankia cutback plans

There have been protests in cities across Spain by bank workers, angry at plans by the country’s second biggest savings bank to slash jobs and

There have been protests in cities across Spain by bank workers, angry at plans by the country’s second biggest savings bank to slash jobs and

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Navalny faces fresh charges of theft

Top Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has learned he is to be the subject of a third criminal investigation. The Federal Investigative

Top Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has learned he is to be the subject of a third criminal investigation. The Federal Investigative

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Weather extremes across Europe

Christmas is looking very different across Europe and further east this year. Russia, which will actually celebrate Christmas day on January 7, has

Christmas is looking very different across Europe and further east this year. Russia, which will actually celebrate Christmas day on January 7, has

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NATO murder sets dangerous Afghan precedent

The killing of a NATO advisor in Afghanistan by a uniformed policewoman, for reasons that remain unclear, sets a deadly precedent. Looking after the

The killing of a NATO advisor in Afghanistan by a uniformed policewoman, for reasons that remain unclear, sets a deadly precedent. Looking after the

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Syria: Christians rustle up some Christmas cheer

In Syria, the country’s two million Christians have been trying to summon up some Christmas cheer, but it is no easy task in the midst of the civil

In Syria, the country’s two million Christians have been trying to summon up some Christmas cheer, but it is no easy task in the midst of the civil

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Ukrainian central banker appointed First Deputy PM

Ukraine has appointed its new cabinet ahead of the new year holidays. The former head of Ukraine’s central bank Sergei Arbuzov has been made First

Ukraine has appointed its new cabinet ahead of the new year holidays. The former head of Ukraine’s central bank Sergei Arbuzov has been made First

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Nigeria searches for pirates who seized 4 people

The Nigerian navy is looking for pirates who kidnapped four crew from an Italian-registered ship. The capture happened off the coast of the

The Nigerian navy is looking for pirates who kidnapped four crew from an Italian-registered ship. The capture happened off the coast of the

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Catalonia: ceremony for President Mas

Artur Mas has taken up his post as Catalonian President in a ceremony at the Generalitat Palace, after he was re-elected on Friday. Mas heads the

Artur Mas has taken up his post as Catalonian President in a ceremony at the Generalitat Palace, after he was re-elected on Friday. Mas heads the

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Nigeria: Islamist Ansaru behind French kidnapping

Islamist group Ansaru says it was behind the kidnapping of a French engineer in Nigeria. 63-year-old Francis Colump was taken on December 19 when

Islamist group Ansaru says it was behind the kidnapping of a French engineer in Nigeria. 63-year-old Francis Colump was taken on December 19 when

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Monti's Manifesto

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti has published his reform agenda online. It comes a day after the former European Commissioner said he

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti has published his reform agenda online. It comes a day after the former European Commissioner said he

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Egypt gives Islamist constitution a chance

Will an Islamist referendum victory calm Tahrir Square and the opposition, or will there be a return to street protests? The Egyptian people remain

Will an Islamist referendum victory calm Tahrir Square and the opposition, or will there be a return to street protests? The Egyptian people remain

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Christmas in Bethlehem has extra significance for Palestinians

Many Palestinian and Christian pilgrims say Christmas in Bethlehem has even more meaning following major events this year. First, their route in

Many Palestinian and Christian pilgrims say Christmas in Bethlehem has even more meaning following major events this year. First, their route in

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Russia and India announce arms deals

Sales of military aircraft topped the agenda, as Russian President Vladimir Putin met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. India has

Sales of military aircraft topped the agenda, as Russian President Vladimir Putin met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. India has

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Syria: Several killed by Homs gas attack

Activists in Homs claim Syrian government forces used poisonous gas on a rebel-held neighbourhood, killing several people on Monday. They say that

Activists in Homs claim Syrian government forces used poisonous gas on a rebel-held neighbourhood, killing several people on Monday. They say that

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Syrian peace envoy in talks with Assad

The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has been in talks with President Bashar al-Assad on how to end the country’s

The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has been in talks with President Bashar al-Assad on how to end the country’s

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American police adviser shot dead by Afghan officer

NATO has confirmed that a US police adviser has been shot dead by an Afghan policewoman. The attack happened at the police headquarters in the

NATO has confirmed that a US police adviser has been shot dead by an Afghan policewoman. The attack happened at the police headquarters in the

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Egypt opposition alleges referendum "fraud"

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faces further turmoil after his opponents complained of voting fraud during the referendum on the draft

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faces further turmoil after his opponents complained of voting fraud during the referendum on the draft

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Indian PM appeals for calm amid rape protests

Police in New Delhi clashed with protesters enraged by the rape of a young woman on Monday. Authorities also closed roads and railway stations in

Police in New Delhi clashed with protesters enraged by the rape of a young woman on Monday. Authorities also closed roads and railway stations in

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Santa Claus handcuffed in the streets of Austin, Texas

Police officers arrest a man dressed as Santa Claus in Austin on charges of criminal mischief after writing with chalk on the grounds of the state

Police officers arrest a man dressed as Santa Claus in Austin on charges of criminal mischief after writing with chalk on the grounds of the state

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Hollywood celebs speak out against gun violence

Celebrities such as Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz and Ellen Degeneres, amongst others, speak out in a PSA released in response to the Newtown school

Celebrities such as Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz and Ellen Degeneres, amongst others, speak out in a PSA released in response to the Newtown school

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American police adviser shot dead by Afghan officer

NATO has confirmed that a US police adviser has been shot dead by an Afghan policewoman in the Kabul compound of the chief of police. The death is

NATO has confirmed that a US police adviser has been shot dead by an Afghan policewoman in the Kabul compound of the chief of police. The death is

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UK floods expected to worsen over Christmas

You could be more forgiving if it was snow preventing you from getting home for Christmas. But in Britain, it is heavy rains that have left railway

You could be more forgiving if it was snow preventing you from getting home for Christmas. But in Britain, it is heavy rains that have left railway

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Many die and are displaced in Sri Lanka floods

At least 32 people have been killed and nine are reported missing after more than a week of heavy rain swamped parts of Sri Lanka. Flooding in

At least 32 people have been killed and nine are reported missing after more than a week of heavy rain swamped parts of Sri Lanka. Flooding in

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Volcano erupts on Chile-Argentina border

Chile is on its highest level of alert after a 3,000 metre Copahue volcano just over the border in Argentina began to erupt. Ash is raining down on

Chile is on its highest level of alert after a 3,000 metre Copahue volcano just over the border in Argentina began to erupt. Ash is raining down on

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Western Antartica melting faster than thought

Western Antarctica is warming almost twice as fast as previously believed. Figures show temperatures in the area have risen by an average 2.4

Western Antarctica is warming almost twice as fast as previously believed. Figures show temperatures in the area have risen by an average 2.4

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Shock reverberates as Syrian bakery obliterated

There is not much left that is recognisable after a bakery has been obliterated a missile. This was the case at Halfaya in Hama in central Syria

There is not much left that is recognisable after a bakery has been obliterated a missile. This was the case at Halfaya in Hama in central Syria