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2012-12-25

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Newtown: Christmas in the wake of tragedy

A church service has been held in Newtown, Connecticut, following the mass shooting on December 14 that left a total of 28 people dead. Adam

A church service has been held in Newtown, Connecticut, following the mass shooting on December 14 that left a total of 28 people dead. Adam

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Official confirmation for Egypt's constitution vote

Egypt’s Supreme Election Committee has confirmed that the controversial new constitution has been approved. Nearly 64 per cent of the electorate in

Egypt’s Supreme Election Committee has confirmed that the controversial new constitution has been approved. Nearly 64 per cent of the electorate in

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Myanmar: two dead in fog-bound plane crash

A passenger plane has crashed in Myanmar killing two people and injuring ten more. State TV said the aircraft missed the runway as the pilot was

A passenger plane has crashed in Myanmar killing two people and injuring ten more. State TV said the aircraft missed the runway as the pilot was

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GCC tells Iran to keep its nose out of Gulf affairs

The Gulf Cooperation Council has wound up its annual summit by calling on Iran to stop ‘interfering’ in Gulf Arab affairs. The six members of the

The Gulf Cooperation Council has wound up its annual summit by calling on Iran to stop ‘interfering’ in Gulf Arab affairs. The six members of the

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New Japanese envoy arrives in China

Japan has sent a new ambassador to China. Masato Kitera has the unenviable task of improving relations between the two countries that have plummeted

Japan has sent a new ambassador to China. Masato Kitera has the unenviable task of improving relations between the two countries that have plummeted

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China fighting war against child smugglers

89 children saved 355 suspects arrested – That is the result of the latest operation in China to crack down on child smugglers. Police in nine

89 children saved 355 suspects arrested – That is the result of the latest operation in China to crack down on child smugglers. Police in nine

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Kazakh military plane crash - all on board killed

A military plane has crashed in southern Kazakhstan killing all 27 people on board, according to senior Kazakh officials. A local TV channel said

A military plane has crashed in southern Kazakhstan killing all 27 people on board, according to senior Kazakh officials. A local TV channel said

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Brahimi meets Syrian opposition leaders

Leading opposition members have met with international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in Damascus, as he works to broker an international solution for the

Leading opposition members have met with international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in Damascus, as he works to broker an international solution for the

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Fatah says Egyptian foreign policy unchanged

A senior Fatah leader says he has seen no change in Egypt’s policy on Israeli – Palestinian relations during the recent conflict, even though an

A senior Fatah leader says he has seen no change in Egypt’s policy on Israeli – Palestinian relations during the recent conflict, even though an

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South Africa president makes Christmas visit to Mandela in hospital

At a Christmas mass in Soweto, church-goers prayed for former South African president Nelson Mandel’s speedy recovery. The 94-year-old has been in

At a Christmas mass in Soweto, church-goers prayed for former South African president Nelson Mandel’s speedy recovery. The 94-year-old has been in

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Pope's Christmas address: a call for peace

“Never lose hope for peace” is the key message of Pope Benedict XVI to the world this Christmas. To an audience of tens of thousands in St Peters

“Never lose hope for peace” is the key message of Pope Benedict XVI to the world this Christmas. To an audience of tens of thousands in St Peters

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Deadly cold in Russia kills more than 120 people

Russia is in the icy grip of its coldest December on record. In Siberia, to the east, temperatures have plummeted to almost minus -60°C. In

Russia is in the icy grip of its coldest December on record. In Siberia, to the east, temperatures have plummeted to almost minus -60°C. In

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Celebrating Christmas in Syria

In Damascus around 2.3 million Christians are celebrating the faith’s largest festival. But security and economic concerns cast a dark cloud over

In Damascus around 2.3 million Christians are celebrating the faith’s largest festival. But security and economic concerns cast a dark cloud over

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Quincy and Odd Couple star Jack Klugman dies

Jack Klugman, the star of American TV shows Quincy and The Odd Couple, has died. The Emmy award winning actor was 90. According to his son Adam

Jack Klugman, the star of American TV shows Quincy and The Odd Couple, has died. The Emmy award winning actor was 90. According to his son Adam

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Indian policeman dies after gangrape protest

Indian authorities say a policeman who was wounded during recent clashes in New Delhi has died. 47-year-old Police Constable Subhash Tomar had been

Indian authorities say a policeman who was wounded during recent clashes in New Delhi has died. 47-year-old Police Constable Subhash Tomar had been

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Eleven children killed in China school bus crash

At least 11 Chinese kindergarten children have died after the minivan they were travelling to school in, plunged into a pond. Fifteen children were

At least 11 Chinese kindergarten children have died after the minivan they were travelling to school in, plunged into a pond. Fifteen children were

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Christmas messages of peace and reconciliation

Despite the fact that he has just launched his own Twitter account, Pope Benedict the 16th reminded people to find room for God in their fast-paced

Despite the fact that he has just launched his own Twitter account, Pope Benedict the 16th reminded people to find room for God in their fast-paced

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Ukraine's new government meets in Kiev

A clutch of fresh faces confronted Ukraine’s Prime Minister at the first meeting of the country’s new Government. Most prominently, the head of the

A clutch of fresh faces confronted Ukraine’s Prime Minister at the first meeting of the country’s new Government. Most prominently, the head of the

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Diplomacy in Damascus but the killing goes on

Diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the civil war in Syria have been continuing in the capital Damascus as there is little sign of a let up in

Diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the civil war in Syria have been continuing in the capital Damascus as there is little sign of a let up in

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Tensions flare over budget in FYR Macedonia

Tensions flared outside the national parliament in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Riot police intervened to separate pro- and

Tensions flared outside the national parliament in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Riot police intervened to separate pro- and