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2012-12-27

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Iran fires sole female government minister

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi. She was the only woman in his cabinet and the first

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi. She was the only woman in his cabinet and the first

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Serbian police protest over harsher penalties

Hundreds of Serbian police have been protesting in the capital Belgrade to demand tougher punishment for people who attack them. The protest was

Hundreds of Serbian police have been protesting in the capital Belgrade to demand tougher punishment for people who attack them. The protest was

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Portugal set to make asset sale target

Portugal is reportedly set to beat its privatisation revenue goal by selling airport operator ANA to French construction firm Vinci in a deal worth

Portugal is reportedly set to beat its privatisation revenue goal by selling airport operator ANA to French construction firm Vinci in a deal worth

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Egypt's Mubarak to be moved to army hospital

Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak is set to leave his prison clinic for an army hospital, but it remains unclear when. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt

Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak is set to leave his prison clinic for an army hospital, but it remains unclear when. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt

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French unemployment rises again

2013 will be a crucial year for the French economy and the government which targets a public deficit of under three percent of GDP in 12 month’s

2013 will be a crucial year for the French economy and the government which targets a public deficit of under three percent of GDP in 12 month’s

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Fomenko takes charge of Ukraine

Mykhailo Fomenko has been appointed as national coach of Ukraine on a one year contract with the option of a further two depending on results. The

Mykhailo Fomenko has been appointed as national coach of Ukraine on a one year contract with the option of a further two depending on results. The

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Bankia worthless says new report

Bankia’s shareholders have received a nasty new year’s surprise. They may lose most of their investments or even all of them says the Spanish bank

Bankia’s shareholders have received a nasty new year’s surprise. They may lose most of their investments or even all of them says the Spanish bank

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Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto's son launches political career

The son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has made his political debut at a huge rally on the fifth anniversary of his mother’s

The son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has made his political debut at a huge rally on the fifth anniversary of his mother’s

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White dome erected to hide Lenin's tomb from public

An enormous white dome has been erected in Moscow’s Red Square to cover Vladimir Lenin’s Mausoleum which has been closed to the public for

An enormous white dome has been erected in Moscow’s Red Square to cover Vladimir Lenin’s Mausoleum which has been closed to the public for

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Italian priest accused of "misogynist rant"

An Italian priest has been urged to resign after posting comments claiming women provoke violence against themselves. Father Piero Corsi has

An Italian priest has been urged to resign after posting comments claiming women provoke violence against themselves. Father Piero Corsi has

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Fiscal cliff gives markets economic vertigo

The US fiscal cliff is so-called because it is a scything, indiscriminate sucking of money out of the economy by the government, to pay its

The US fiscal cliff is so-called because it is a scything, indiscriminate sucking of money out of the economy by the government, to pay its

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CAR appeals for aid to fight rebels, France refuses

The Central African Republic (CAR) has called for international help as it struggles to push back rebel forces that now control much of the

The Central African Republic (CAR) has called for international help as it struggles to push back rebel forces that now control much of the

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UEFA appeal own sanctions

The Serbian Football Association’s 80 000 euro fine for incidents in an Under-21 match against England could be increased after UEFA appealed the

The Serbian Football Association’s 80 000 euro fine for incidents in an Under-21 match against England could be increased after UEFA appealed the

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Jordan: refugees being shot at as they leave Syria

Jordan says it is continuing to see an increase in Syrian refugees crossing into its territory. Border officials say many people are being shot at by

Jordan says it is continuing to see an increase in Syrian refugees crossing into its territory. Border officials say many people are being shot at by

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Hollande refuses to negotiate with kidnappers

The French President, Francois Hollande, has said that he won’t negotiate with Al-Qaeda for the release of four French nationals kidnapped by the

The French President, Francois Hollande, has said that he won’t negotiate with Al-Qaeda for the release of four French nationals kidnapped by the

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Brahimi pushes for international action on Syria

With this week’s talks in Damascus on the Syrian crisis bearing little fruit, the focus is moving to Moscow as the international community seeks a

With this week’s talks in Damascus on the Syrian crisis bearing little fruit, the focus is moving to Moscow as the international community seeks a

Business

Rosier prospects for China

Another sign of economic recovery in China to cheer the markets with the news industrial profit growth quickened to 22.5% in November

Another sign of economic recovery in China to cheer the markets with the news industrial profit growth quickened to 22.5% in November

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Bankia shares collapse on negative equity news

Shares in nationalised Spanish banking giant Bankia slumped by twelve and a half percent on opening in Madrid. It followed the disclosure the bank

Shares in nationalised Spanish banking giant Bankia slumped by twelve and a half percent on opening in Madrid. It followed the disclosure the bank

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'Nouveau poor' in Greece get free Christmas meal

A soup kitchen for the poor is something St Emilian church in the Greek capital Athens provides every day. But with the debt crisis throwing so

A soup kitchen for the poor is something St Emilian church in the Greek capital Athens provides every day. But with the debt crisis throwing so

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Madrid hospital privatisations provoke strikes

The proposed privatisation of six hospitals and 27 clinics in Madrid has provoked protests, sit-ins and demonstrations by doctors, many of whom have

The proposed privatisation of six hospitals and 27 clinics in Madrid has provoked protests, sit-ins and demonstrations by doctors, many of whom have

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Obama to revive US 'fiscal cliff' talks

He needs to save the US – and in effect – the global economy from a crippling new recession. So US President Barack Obama has cut short his Christmas

He needs to save the US – and in effect – the global economy from a crippling new recession. So US President Barack Obama has cut short his Christmas

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Chinese aquarium explodes

An aquarium wall has spontaneously shattered in Shanghai in China. CCTV images show the 15-centimetre thick glass exploding outwards, shooting

An aquarium wall has spontaneously shattered in Shanghai in China. CCTV images show the 15-centimetre thick glass exploding outwards, shooting

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Ex-US president Bush moved to intensive care

Former US President George Bush senior has been moved to a Houston hospital’s intensive care unit after a “series of setbacks”. He was hospitalised

Former US President George Bush senior has been moved to a Houston hospital’s intensive care unit after a “series of setbacks”. He was hospitalised

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"Light up Phuket"

Residents and tourists gather in Phuket, Thailand, to remember the thousands of victims lost in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

Residents and tourists gather in Phuket, Thailand, to remember the thousands of victims lost in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

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Czech winter swimmers

Over 200 Czechs take part in a New Year swimming race in the Vltava river in Prague.

Over 200 Czechs take part in a New Year swimming race in the Vltava river in Prague.

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Christmas Day volunteers in Greece

A former homeless person volunteers at a Greek Orthodox church food distribution centre on Christmas Day.  

A former homeless person volunteers at a Greek Orthodox church food distribution centre on Christmas Day.  

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Delhi bus rape victim flown to Singapore

The so called “Delhi bus rape victim” has been flown to Singapore for further treatment at a hospital specialising in organ donations. Her family is

The so called “Delhi bus rape victim” has been flown to Singapore for further treatment at a hospital specialising in organ donations. Her family is

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People refuse to flee Nicaraguan volcano

In Nicaragua, around 400 people living near the San Cristobal volcano have been ordered to leave their homes because of a series of small eruptions

In Nicaragua, around 400 people living near the San Cristobal volcano have been ordered to leave their homes because of a series of small eruptions

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Toyota settles billion euro class action lawsuit

Toyota has agreed to pay out more than a billion euros to settle a class action lawsuit launched by car owners affected by a series of mass

Toyota has agreed to pay out more than a billion euros to settle a class action lawsuit launched by car owners affected by a series of mass

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Gun buyback brought forward in LA

The police department in Los Angeles has held its annual gun buyback early this year, bringing the date forward in response to the massacre at the

The police department in Los Angeles has held its annual gun buyback early this year, bringing the date forward in response to the massacre at the