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2013-01-05

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UK: man arrested after shots fired at police in Belfast

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after shots were allegedly fired at security officers during clashes

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after shots were allegedly fired at security officers during clashes

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Chavez : Latin America's unifier

As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues his battle against a lung infection following cancer surgery in Cuba. Analysts are already looking at

As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues his battle against a lung infection following cancer surgery in Cuba. Analysts are already looking at

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Strasbourg school kid makes astrophysics discovery

Fifteen year old Neil Ibata has made a scientific discovery that may change the way we understand the nearest ‘large’ galaxy to our own – Andromeda

Fifteen year old Neil Ibata has made a scientific discovery that may change the way we understand the nearest ‘large’ galaxy to our own – Andromeda

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Peace gets a chance in the Central African Republic

Hundreds of people in the Central African Republic have gathered in the capital Bangui to call for peace. The demonstration comes as negotiators

Hundreds of people in the Central African Republic have gathered in the capital Bangui to call for peace. The demonstration comes as negotiators

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Heir to Italy fashion house Missoni missing in Venezuela plane crash

The son of Italian designer Ottavio Missoni is one of six people missing after a small plane disappeared from Venezuelan radars. Fifty-eight year

The son of Italian designer Ottavio Missoni is one of six people missing after a small plane disappeared from Venezuelan radars. Fifty-eight year

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Chilly dip in China

Harbin, one of the coldest cities in China, hosts a ice swimming contest. The swimmers take the plunge into waters close to -26 degrees Celsius.

Harbin, one of the coldest cities in China, hosts a ice swimming contest. The swimmers take the plunge into waters close to -26 degrees Celsius.

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Get sweaty in public in Prague

People can now enjoy the warm waters of an outdoor public sauna in front of the Czech National Theatre. The price is just two euros.        

People can now enjoy the warm waters of an outdoor public sauna in front of the Czech National Theatre. The price is just two euros.        

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Happy birthday Anori!

Wuppertal Zoo, in western Germany, celebrates the first birthday of Polar bear Anori.

Wuppertal Zoo, in western Germany, celebrates the first birthday of Polar bear Anori.

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Madrid misery as metro strike threatens major festival

Madrid grinds to a halt for a second day as the city’s public transport workers continue their industrial action. Cuts in salaries, despite ticket

Madrid grinds to a halt for a second day as the city’s public transport workers continue their industrial action. Cuts in salaries, despite ticket

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Six Russians die in snowmobile crash at Italy's Mount Cermis

Six Russians have been killed after their snowmobile crashed on a ski slope at Mount Cermis in northeast Italy. Another two people were injured in

Six Russians have been killed after their snowmobile crashed on a ski slope at Mount Cermis in northeast Italy. Another two people were injured in

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US Congress passes partial aid package for Sandy victims

A financial package to help victims of Superstorm Sandy has been passed by US Congress, although a quarter of Republican members voted against it

A financial package to help victims of Superstorm Sandy has been passed by US Congress, although a quarter of Republican members voted against it

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Shiffren crowned Snow Queen

American teenager Michaela Shiffrin won her second World Cup slalom of the season and her career on Friday after she won the prestigious floodlit

American teenager Michaela Shiffrin won her second World Cup slalom of the season and her career on Friday after she won the prestigious floodlit

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Record price for blue fin tuna at Japan annual auction

Japanese businessman Kiyoshi Kimura has paid 1.38 million euros (155.4 million yen) for a blue fin tuna – more than three times the previous high –

Japanese businessman Kiyoshi Kimura has paid 1.38 million euros (155.4 million yen) for a blue fin tuna – more than three times the previous high –

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Drunk pilot prevented from taking off on domestic US flight

The pilot of a domestic US flight has been suspended after failing an alcohol test as he prepared to fly. Forty-eight year old Kolbjorn Jarle

The pilot of a domestic US flight has been suspended after failing an alcohol test as he prepared to fly. Forty-eight year old Kolbjorn Jarle

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Unpublished photo of Princess Diana up for auction

A photo of a young Princess Diana and a friend on a skiing holiday which a British tabloid decided not to publish is going on sale in the US. The

A photo of a young Princess Diana and a friend on a skiing holiday which a British tabloid decided not to publish is going on sale in the US. The

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Venezuela: Chávez 'can miss oath' and still be president

The Venezuelan government says President Chávez’s scheduled swearing-in ceremony next week can be postponed, and he can still begin a new six-year

The Venezuelan government says President Chávez’s scheduled swearing-in ceremony next week can be postponed, and he can still begin a new six-year

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Crisis canteens stay open for hungry Portuguese children

For the first time, temporary canteens designed to feed malnourished children in dozens of towns in Portugal have remained open over the whole

For the first time, temporary canteens designed to feed malnourished children in dozens of towns in Portugal have remained open over the whole

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Toy guns destroyed in anti-violence operation in Mexico

Thousands of toy guns that look like the real thing have been destroyed in a symbolic ceremony in Mexico City. The authorities say many are used by

Thousands of toy guns that look like the real thing have been destroyed in a symbolic ceremony in Mexico City. The authorities say many are used by

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Spain's King Juan Carlos in 'good shape' to continue to rule

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has given a rare television interview, as he marks his 75th birthday. In 2012, he had to apologise for going elephant

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has given a rare television interview, as he marks his 75th birthday. In 2012, he had to apologise for going elephant

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Merkel faces key election test in Lower Saxony

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a tough election year in 2013. In a rehearsal for the federal vote in September, the campaign has begun for

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a tough election year in 2013. In a rehearsal for the federal vote in September, the campaign has begun for

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Italy: Monti unveils alliance in run-up to parliamentary poll

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has unveiled the alliance he will lead for next month’s parliamentary elections. After announcing that he would

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has unveiled the alliance he will lead for next month’s parliamentary elections. After announcing that he would

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US Congress confirms Obama election 2012 win

If good things come to those who wait, then Barack Obama and Joe Biden must be rubbing their hands in delight. The US Congress has finally

If good things come to those who wait, then Barack Obama and Joe Biden must be rubbing their hands in delight. The US Congress has finally