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2013-01-02

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Austria: Asylum seekers take protest to church

Around 40 asylum seekers have camped out at a church in the Austrian capital Vienna, as part of a protest over their treatment. They say

Around 40 asylum seekers have camped out at a church in the Austrian capital Vienna, as part of a protest over their treatment. They say

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Greek food bank struggles to meet surging demand

For many Greeks, 2013 is likely to bring further financial hardship. In the port city of Patras, a food bank is now helping 1,000 families who are

For many Greeks, 2013 is likely to bring further financial hardship. In the port city of Patras, a food bank is now helping 1,000 families who are

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Ignore Chávez health rumours, says deputy

Rumours are flying about the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez following his fourth round of surgery for cancer in Cuba. Several media

Rumours are flying about the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez following his fourth round of surgery for cancer in Cuba. Several media

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Asset sale boosts ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, enjoyed a strong start to the new year as its share price rose nearly 4.5 percent on Wednesday. An

ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, enjoyed a strong start to the new year as its share price rose nearly 4.5 percent on Wednesday. An

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Israel bans too skinny models from show

Israel has blocked its media, websites and catwalk shows from using overly thin models or those with a low body mass index. The law aims to protect

Israel has blocked its media, websites and catwalk shows from using overly thin models or those with a low body mass index. The law aims to protect

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Leipzig uncovers more fake organ transplant list

Health officials in the eastern German city of Leipzig have revealed further cases of organ transplant waiting list manipulation. Four people have

Health officials in the eastern German city of Leipzig have revealed further cases of organ transplant waiting list manipulation. Four people have

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Berlusconi twitterati boosted by record followers

Silvio Berlusconi’s political ambitions have been called into question again over an extremely popular fan-generated twitter account. Few people

Silvio Berlusconi’s political ambitions have been called into question again over an extremely popular fan-generated twitter account. Few people

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Americans react to last-minute 'fiscal cliff' deal

After months of budget brinkmanship, Americans are digesting news that the country has been pulled back from the edge of a so-called “fiscal

After months of budget brinkmanship, Americans are digesting news that the country has been pulled back from the edge of a so-called “fiscal

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Ivory Coast media quick to blame after deadly New Year crush

Families of the victims of a stampede at a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Ivory Coast are demanding to know how the tragedy could have killed so

Families of the victims of a stampede at a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Ivory Coast are demanding to know how the tragedy could have killed so

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Satirical French mag rethinks approach to Islam

The satirical French weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has released a special edition about Islam that may trigger fresh protests. It is publishing a

The satirical French weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has released a special edition about Islam that may trigger fresh protests. It is publishing a

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Air raid in Damascus kills dozens, claim activists

A petrol station has been attacked on the eastern edge of Damascus. A video taken by activsts which could not be independently verified shows the

A petrol station has been attacked on the eastern edge of Damascus. A video taken by activsts which could not be independently verified shows the

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UN raises Syria death toll to 60,000

More than 60,000 people have died in the Syrian uprising and civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday, dramatically raising the death toll in

More than 60,000 people have died in the Syrian uprising and civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday, dramatically raising the death toll in

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Eurozone's new year challenges

It may be a new year, but there is little new hope for the eurozone. Having headed off a break up – through Greece and maybe others dropping out –

It may be a new year, but there is little new hope for the eurozone. Having headed off a break up – through Greece and maybe others dropping out –

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Indian protests increase over violence against women

Hundreds of women have been demonstrating in the Indian capital in memory of the victim of a brutal gang rape. The silent march was one of several

Hundreds of women have been demonstrating in the Indian capital in memory of the victim of a brutal gang rape. The silent march was one of several

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Eurozone factory slump deepens

Eurozone factories sank deeper into recession in December as new orders tumbled. Surveys of the region’s businesses showed economic decline spread

Eurozone factories sank deeper into recession in December as new orders tumbled. Surveys of the region’s businesses showed economic decline spread

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Chinese manufacturing steady

The latest official figures from China show manufacturing held steady in December. Government surveys of factory purchasing managers revealed

The latest official figures from China show manufacturing held steady in December. Government surveys of factory purchasing managers revealed

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Dutch footballer van der Vaart to divorce

The couple described as the Beckhams of Hamburg are splitting up. Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart – who plays for the German Bundesliga side

The couple described as the Beckhams of Hamburg are splitting up. Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart – who plays for the German Bundesliga side

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Photographer killed trying to snap Justin Bieber

A so-called paparazzo has died after attempting to take pictures of pop star Justin Bieber in his white Ferrari. The 29-year-old photographer –

A so-called paparazzo has died after attempting to take pictures of pop star Justin Bieber in his white Ferrari. The 29-year-old photographer –

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Truck driver charged after German autobahn pile-up

In Germany, a Latvian truck driver has been charged after allegedly causing an 11 car pile-up by driving the wrong way down an autobahn. Two people

In Germany, a Latvian truck driver has been charged after allegedly causing an 11 car pile-up by driving the wrong way down an autobahn. Two people

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Rebels in Central African Republic agree to talks

Rebels leading an insurgency in Central African Republic say are now prepared to begin peace talks with the government. Seleka Coalition fighters

Rebels leading an insurgency in Central African Republic say are now prepared to begin peace talks with the government. Seleka Coalition fighters

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Deadly fire in Paris suburb kills five

An early morning fire has killed five people including a child in an apartment block in France. The blaze in a Paris suburb took hold around four

An early morning fire has killed five people including a child in an apartment block in France. The blaze in a Paris suburb took hold around four

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Obama hails tax hikes for the rich in fiscal cliff deal

US President Barack Obama headed back to Hawaii on Wednesday and a Christmas holiday he cut short to help finalise a last minute fiscal cliff

US President Barack Obama headed back to Hawaii on Wednesday and a Christmas holiday he cut short to help finalise a last minute fiscal cliff

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New Year's kisses in New York

Hundreds of thousands of revellers crowded into New York City’s Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball make its annual descent, ringing in

Hundreds of thousands of revellers crowded into New York City’s Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball make its annual descent, ringing in

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New Year's celebrations around the world

Thousands in Netherlands, Italy and Turkey celebrated the New Year, welcoming 2013 in a rather optimistic and hopeful atmosphere.

Thousands in Netherlands, Italy and Turkey celebrated the New Year, welcoming 2013 in a rather optimistic and hopeful atmosphere.

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Market relief over 'fiscal cliff' deal

Relief that US lawmakers have approved a deal to avoid a fiscal crunch saw share prices soar on Wall Street and around Europe as stock markets

Relief that US lawmakers have approved a deal to avoid a fiscal crunch saw share prices soar on Wall Street and around Europe as stock markets

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Chávez in 'complex situation' says vice president

They are praying for their president amidst conflicting reports on his health. Claims in a Spanish newspaper say Hugo Chávez is in an induced coma

They are praying for their president amidst conflicting reports on his health. Claims in a Spanish newspaper say Hugo Chávez is in an induced coma

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At least 13 killed in Angola stadium vigil crush

At least 13 people have been crushed to death and dozens more injured at a vigil organised by a Pentecostal church in Angola. Crowds of people were

At least 13 people have been crushed to death and dozens more injured at a vigil organised by a Pentecostal church in Angola. Crowds of people were

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New Year's Eve robbery at Paris Apple store

Thousands of euros worth of goods have been stolen from an Apple store in Paris. French police are refusing to confirm whether thieves got away

Thousands of euros worth of goods have been stolen from an Apple store in Paris. French police are refusing to confirm whether thieves got away

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Iran tests missiles in Strait of Hormuz naval drills

Iran has successfully tested two missiles during the the naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz. One was a Qadar coast-to-coast missile, which was

Iran has successfully tested two missiles during the the naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz. One was a Qadar coast-to-coast missile, which was