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2012-12-30

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Jacobsen wins Four Hills at Oberstdorf

Norway’s Anders Jacobsen kept his composure to clinch the 61st Four Hills ski jumping tournament at Oberstdorf on Sunday. The 27 year old, who’d

Norway’s Anders Jacobsen kept his composure to clinch the 61st Four Hills ski jumping tournament at Oberstdorf on Sunday. The 27 year old, who’d

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Shop workers protest in Greece against Sunday opening

Private sector shop employees in Greece have staged a one-day strike against having to work on Sundays. Hundreds marched in Athens and there were

Private sector shop employees in Greece have staged a one-day strike against having to work on Sundays. Hundreds marched in Athens and there were

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Oldest Nobel winner Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 103

Rita Levi-Montalcini, an Italian neurologist who defied Fascist anti-Semitic persecution to conduct research and went on to win a Nobel Prize, has

Rita Levi-Montalcini, an Italian neurologist who defied Fascist anti-Semitic persecution to conduct research and went on to win a Nobel Prize, has

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Italy: Priest's letter draws women activists to Sunday Mass demo

Women staged a protest at Sunday mass after a priest in Italy blamed violence against females committed by men on provocative behaviour and clothing

Women staged a protest at Sunday mass after a priest in Italy blamed violence against females committed by men on provocative behaviour and clothing

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Protests continue as dead India rape victim is cremated

People in India have been paying their respects to the victim of gang rape on the day her body arrived back in New Delhi. It was flown home from

People in India have been paying their respects to the victim of gang rape on the day her body arrived back in New Delhi. It was flown home from

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Pakistan: more than 30 die after taking cough syrup

In eastern Pakistan more than 30 people have been killed apparently after drinking cough mixture. Dozens more are being treated in hospital. It is

In eastern Pakistan more than 30 people have been killed apparently after drinking cough mixture. Dozens more are being treated in hospital. It is

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Death toll rises and black boxes recovered in Russia plane crash

The death toll has risen to five following Saturday’s crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport. The Tupolev-204, operated by low-cost Russian carrier Red

The death toll has risen to five following Saturday’s crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport. The Tupolev-204, operated by low-cost Russian carrier Red

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Moscow plane crash rescue efforts

Russian TV captured images of the first rescuers helping victims of a Tupolev that crashed in Moscow. The plane crashed just after landing, sliding

Russian TV captured images of the first rescuers helping victims of a Tupolev that crashed in Moscow. The plane crashed just after landing, sliding

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Paraguay: musical second life of trash

Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum play Mozart on instruments constructed entirely from recycled materials pulled from the garbage dump their

Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum play Mozart on instruments constructed entirely from recycled materials pulled from the garbage dump their

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Egypt holds dollar auctions to avert currency crisis

Egypt is taking urgent action to avoid a currency crisis and prevent a messy devaluation. After appealing to people to go easy on exchanging the

Egypt is taking urgent action to avoid a currency crisis and prevent a messy devaluation. After appealing to people to go easy on exchanging the

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New York subway murder 'revenge for 9/11 attacks'

New York prosecutors say a woman charged with murdering a man who was pushed in front of a subway train told them she did so in revenge for the 9/11

New York prosecutors say a woman charged with murdering a man who was pushed in front of a subway train told them she did so in revenge for the 9/11

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Zuzulova breaks World Cup duck

After 13 podium finishes in 10 years of world cup skiing Veronika Velez Zuzulova finally etched her name on the winners list when she won a slalom

After 13 podium finishes in 10 years of world cup skiing Veronika Velez Zuzulova finally etched her name on the winners list when she won a slalom

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Woman charged with murder for New York subway attack

A woman arrested on suspicion of pushing a man to his death in front of an oncoming New York subway train has been charged with second-degree

A woman arrested on suspicion of pushing a man to his death in front of an oncoming New York subway train has been charged with second-degree

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Former president George H W Bush's health improves

Former US President George H W Bush who was admitted to a Houston hospital last moth with respiratory problems has been moved out of intensive care

Former US President George H W Bush who was admitted to a Houston hospital last moth with respiratory problems has been moved out of intensive care

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Egypt transfers shipment of building materials to Gaza

In a temporary easing of the six-year-old Israeli blockade on Gaza, thousands of tons of building materials such as cement and steel have been sent

In a temporary easing of the six-year-old Israeli blockade on Gaza, thousands of tons of building materials such as cement and steel have been sent

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Pakistan soldiers 'executed' by Taliban militants

Twenty-one Pakistani soldiers have been executed by Taliban militants in the northwest of the country, according to government officials. One man

Twenty-one Pakistani soldiers have been executed by Taliban militants in the northwest of the country, according to government officials. One man

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Family holds private funeral for Indian gang-rape victim

The body of a young Indian woman who died after being gang-raped on a bus, arrived back in New Delhi early Sunday, shortly before being cremated at a

The body of a young Indian woman who died after being gang-raped on a bus, arrived back in New Delhi early Sunday, shortly before being cremated at a

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Investigators suspect pilot error for Russian jet crash

Preliminary findings by investigators looking into what caused a Russian airliner to slide off a runway and crash onto an adjacent road, point to

Preliminary findings by investigators looking into what caused a Russian airliner to slide off a runway and crash onto an adjacent road, point to

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Airstrikes on rebel held areas in northern Syria claim more lives

Locals scrambled to find survivors and to save any useful belongings after a second airstrike on the Syrian town of Azaz in Aleppo province

Locals scrambled to find survivors and to save any useful belongings after a second airstrike on the Syrian town of Azaz in Aleppo province

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Bolivia nationalises Spanish-owned energy companies

Bolivia has brought two electricity supply companies owned by the Spanish utility Iberdrola under state control. Troops were sent to their

Bolivia has brought two electricity supply companies owned by the Spanish utility Iberdrola under state control. Troops were sent to their

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Smog hits Athens as cash-strapped residents choose fire over fuel

Bad news for austerity-stricken Greeks is also proving to be bad news for the environment – specifically the air quality in Athens. Wood has soared

Bad news for austerity-stricken Greeks is also proving to be bad news for the environment – specifically the air quality in Athens. Wood has soared