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2013-01-03

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Trial begins for Olympic bottle-throwing fan

The man that threw a bottle onto the track during the 100 metres final at the Olympic Games this summer appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on

The man that threw a bottle onto the track during the 100 metres final at the Olympic Games this summer appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on

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British PM rebuffs Argentina in Falkland Islands dispute

British Prime Minister David Cameron has rebuffed demands from Argentina to negotiate a solution to the dispute over the Falkland Islands. In an

British Prime Minister David Cameron has rebuffed demands from Argentina to negotiate a solution to the dispute over the Falkland Islands. In an

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Widow calls for extradition in Chilean murder case

In Santiago Hugo Sanchez and Jorge Smith have been detained for their alleged role in the 1973 killing of Chilean singer Victor Jara. The former

In Santiago Hugo Sanchez and Jorge Smith have been detained for their alleged role in the 1973 killing of Chilean singer Victor Jara. The former

Business

Next enjoys festive boost

Retailer Next defied market gloom on Thursday in London by upgrading its full-year profit forecast. The shares of the UK’s second largest clothing

Retailer Next defied market gloom on Thursday in London by upgrading its full-year profit forecast. The shares of the UK’s second largest clothing

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Constitution 'divisive' says Egyptian opposition's Hamdeen Sabahy

Stability is in short supply in Egypt. The election of the Muslim Brotherhood and the recent vote on a new constitution has split the country and

Stability is in short supply in Egypt. The election of the Muslim Brotherhood and the recent vote on a new constitution has split the country and

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India is a dangerous place to be a woman

The brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old university student on a New Delhi bus has sparked a wave of protests across the capital. The cruelty of

The brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old university student on a New Delhi bus has sparked a wave of protests across the capital. The cruelty of

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Motive unclear in deadly Swiss shooting

Police investigating a multiple shooting in the southern Swiss village of Daillon say it is unclear why the gunman opened fire – killing three women

Police investigating a multiple shooting in the southern Swiss village of Daillon say it is unclear why the gunman opened fire – killing three women

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Norway emergency services take delivery of first helicopter

Norweigan police in Oslo finally have their own response helicopter. The chopper will be able to assist officers within 15 minutes. Police were

Norweigan police in Oslo finally have their own response helicopter. The chopper will be able to assist officers within 15 minutes. Police were

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Basque nationalists Batasuna dissolves French party

The Basque nationalists Batasuna has announced its disbanding its French party because of a new phase of politics in the Basque region. Batasun is

The Basque nationalists Batasuna has announced its disbanding its French party because of a new phase of politics in the Basque region. Batasun is

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Alaska oil rig drags tugs for miles before grounding

A fresh attempt is being made to salvage a drilling ship which ran aground in Alaska on New Year’s Eve in “near hurricane” conditions. There is no

A fresh attempt is being made to salvage a drilling ship which ran aground in Alaska on New Year’s Eve in “near hurricane” conditions. There is no

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Cash only at the Vatican

In St. Peters Square and throughout the Vatican it is cash only. All electronic payments by bank cards have been suspended and the ‘hole in the wall’

In St. Peters Square and throughout the Vatican it is cash only. All electronic payments by bank cards have been suspended and the ‘hole in the wall’

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Cyclone Dumile cuts power to thousands on French Reunion island

Thousands of homes on France’s Reunion island remain without power after being hit by Indian Ocean Cyclone Dumile. Meteorologists say the worst is

Thousands of homes on France’s Reunion island remain without power after being hit by Indian Ocean Cyclone Dumile. Meteorologists say the worst is

Business

Surprise jump in US private-sector jobs

There are signs of some momentum in the US economy as private-sector employers stepped up hiring in December. They added 215,000 jobs. That was

There are signs of some momentum in the US economy as private-sector employers stepped up hiring in December. They added 215,000 jobs. That was

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New Delhi gang-rape: Five men charged

In India, five of the six men alleged to have gang-raped a 23-year old university student have been formally charged with her murder. Police filed

In India, five of the six men alleged to have gang-raped a 23-year old university student have been formally charged with her murder. Police filed

Business

European car sales slump in 2012

Grim numbers have been released by the auto industry for 2012. They reveal that car sales in France, Spain and Italy fell to their lowest levels in

Grim numbers have been released by the auto industry for 2012. They reveal that car sales in France, Spain and Italy fell to their lowest levels in

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Concerns mount over health of Venezuela's Chavez

There are growing concerns over the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez. He has not been seen or heard in public since arriving in Cuba

There are growing concerns over the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez. He has not been seen or heard in public since arriving in Cuba

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Millions of pilgrims mark religious festival of Arbaeen

In the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims pilgrims have celebrated the end of a 40-day period of mourning. The

In the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims pilgrims have celebrated the end of a 40-day period of mourning. The

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James Bond: The billion dollar spy

The 23rd James Bond adventure, ‘Skyfall’, has reached the symbolic threshold of one billion dollars in revenue worldwide. The film, directed by Sam

The 23rd James Bond adventure, ‘Skyfall’, has reached the symbolic threshold of one billion dollars in revenue worldwide. The film, directed by Sam

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'Tax the rich' rethink in Paris

With a top French court having thrown out a proposed supertax on the rich, the Paris government is looking at how it can be changed. The law has to

With a top French court having thrown out a proposed supertax on the rich, the Paris government is looking at how it can be changed. The law has to

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German jobless up, Spain's down

The number of Germans out of work rose for the ninth month running in December. Labour Office data showed the jobless figure rose by 3,000 in

The number of Germans out of work rose for the ninth month running in December. Labour Office data showed the jobless figure rose by 3,000 in

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Russia offers way out to tax-weary French actor

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu though it is unclear if the film

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu though it is unclear if the film

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Latest Syrian death toll 'truly shocking' says UN

The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has described as “truly shocking” the latest death toll from the Syrian

The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has described as “truly shocking” the latest death toll from the Syrian

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Taliban commanders killing heightens drone debate

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. Intelligence sources say his deputy and eight others also

Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. Intelligence sources say his deputy and eight others also

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Indian gang rape: Five suspects charged

In India, five men have been formally charged with the gang-rape, murder and criminal conspiracy of a 23-year-old university student. The attack –

In India, five men have been formally charged with the gang-rape, murder and criminal conspiracy of a 23-year-old university student. The attack –

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Japan's Emperor's best wishes for 2013

Japan’s Emperor Akihito greeted tens of thousands of Japanese citizens and foreign visitors at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to ring in the New Year

Japan’s Emperor Akihito greeted tens of thousands of Japanese citizens and foreign visitors at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to ring in the New Year

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Shiite pilgrims' Arbaeen treck

Thousands of pilgrims made their way on foot to Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to attend the Arbaeen religious festival.

Thousands of pilgrims made their way on foot to Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to attend the Arbaeen religious festival.

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Jellyfish invade Balaclava Bay

Swarms of jellyfish occupied waters of Balaclava bay near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol covering the water surface with a thick layer.

Swarms of jellyfish occupied waters of Balaclava bay near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol covering the water surface with a thick layer.

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Tropical storm Dumile hits Reunion

Officials on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion issued a code red warning as tropical storm Dumile made landfall. Heavy rains and gusts of winds of

Officials on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion issued a code red warning as tropical storm Dumile made landfall. Heavy rains and gusts of winds of

Sport

Vilanova back to work

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova attended his first training session on Wednesday since a cancer operation in his throat in late December. The

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova attended his first training session on Wednesday since a cancer operation in his throat in late December. The