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2013-01-06

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Hirscher wins to reclaim lead

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher overcame a shaky start to reclaim the overall World Cup lead in Croatia on Sunday. The defending champion trailed Jens

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher overcame a shaky start to reclaim the overall World Cup lead in Croatia on Sunday. The defending champion trailed Jens

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Vintage wine not this time as vintage cars grace Paris

Paris hums, roars and revs as 700 vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors and the odd bike hit the streets of the French Capital in the annual “Traversee

Paris hums, roars and revs as 700 vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors and the odd bike hit the streets of the French Capital in the annual “Traversee

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The fight is not over in India

In New Delhi, people continued to mobilise against violence against women. The gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on December 16 in a Delhi bus

In New Delhi, people continued to mobilise against violence against women. The gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on December 16 in a Delhi bus

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International criticism of Syria president's speech

Supporters of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad welcomed his first public speech in seven months, despite international criticism of the message

Supporters of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad welcomed his first public speech in seven months, despite international criticism of the message

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Venezuelan socialists plot next move

Venezuelan legislators have re-elected Chavez ally, Diosdado Cabello as head of the National Assembly. The move puts Cabello in line for the

Venezuelan legislators have re-elected Chavez ally, Diosdado Cabello as head of the National Assembly. The move puts Cabello in line for the

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Gérard Depardieu, a Russian star is born

After meeting Vladimir Putin in Sochi to receive his Russian passport, French actor Gérard Depardieu flew to the Russia Republic of Mordovia where he

After meeting Vladimir Putin in Sochi to receive his Russian passport, French actor Gérard Depardieu flew to the Russia Republic of Mordovia where he

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Central African Republic: rebel advance prompts peace talks

Government sources in the Central African Republic claim rebels are continuing their advance on the capital Bangui, despite agreeing to peace

Government sources in the Central African Republic claim rebels are continuing their advance on the capital Bangui, despite agreeing to peace

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Defiant Assad blames Syria conflict on "outside" forces

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has given his first public speech in seven months – rejecting the idea of talks with what he described as the

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has given his first public speech in seven months – rejecting the idea of talks with what he described as the

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Canada diplomat who helped Americans in Tehran hostage crisis dies

A former Canadian diplomat who risked his life sheltering American’s during the 1979 Tehran hostage crisis has died. John Sheardown, 88, passed

A former Canadian diplomat who risked his life sheltering American’s during the 1979 Tehran hostage crisis has died. John Sheardown, 88, passed

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Four believed to be missing in India fuel storage fire

Firefighters in western India are struggling to put out a fire at a fuel storage terminal that has spread to petrol tanks. Extra help has been

Firefighters in western India are struggling to put out a fire at a fuel storage terminal that has spread to petrol tanks. Extra help has been

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100 missing in Tasmania bush fires

More than 40 fires are still burning across Tasmania, after a heatwave with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius hit the the Australian island

More than 40 fires are still burning across Tasmania, after a heatwave with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius hit the the Australian island

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Depardieu meets Putin for dinner after getting Russia citizenship

French actor Gerard Depardieu has been personally handed his new Russian passport by the country president Vladimir Putin. The two met for dinner

French actor Gerard Depardieu has been personally handed his new Russian passport by the country president Vladimir Putin. The two met for dinner

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Dakar Rally underway

The 34th edition of the Dakar Rally got underway in Lima, Peru on Saturday. The first stage of this gruelling endurance rally saw the 459 drivers

The 34th edition of the Dakar Rally got underway in Lima, Peru on Saturday. The first stage of this gruelling endurance rally saw the 459 drivers

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Honduras recalls ambassador to Colombia over party scandal

Honduras has withdrawn its ambassador to Colombia following a wild pre-Christmas party at the country’s embassy in Bogota. It is not clear whether

Honduras has withdrawn its ambassador to Colombia following a wild pre-Christmas party at the country’s embassy in Bogota. It is not clear whether

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Boy dies in float accident at festive parade in Spain

Police in southern Spain are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy who was apparently run over by a float during a traditional festive

Police in southern Spain are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy who was apparently run over by a float during a traditional festive

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Cat caught with suspect gear 'detained' at Brazil jail

Prison guards in northeastern Brazil detained a cat after it entered a gate and crossed a yard with its body wrapped in tape. An inspection at the

Prison guards in northeastern Brazil detained a cat after it entered a gate and crossed a yard with its body wrapped in tape. An inspection at the

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Chávez inauguration could be postponed

Venezuela’s government may be trying to postpone next week’s inauguration of ill president Hugo Chávez. Newly re-elected leader of Venezuela’s

Venezuela’s government may be trying to postpone next week’s inauguration of ill president Hugo Chávez. Newly re-elected leader of Venezuela’s

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Rival Sudanese leaders agree to buffer zone, again

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have again committed themselves to setting up a buffer zone along their disputed border. President al-Bashir

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have again committed themselves to setting up a buffer zone along their disputed border. President al-Bashir

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Moroccan family killed in French plane crash

A Moroccan family of five have been killed in a light plane crash in south-eastern France. The couple and their three young children, a girl and

A Moroccan family of five have been killed in a light plane crash in south-eastern France. The couple and their three young children, a girl and

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USA: another deadly shooting in Aurora

Four people are dead after a shooting in the same American suburb where a gunman went on the rampage in a cinema last July. It’s thought a man

Four people are dead after a shooting in the same American suburb where a gunman went on the rampage in a cinema last July. It’s thought a man