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2013-01-07

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Eight Turkish miners killed in methane blast

Eight miners have been killed following a suspected methane gas explosion in northern Turkey. Rescue workers say all the bodies have now been

Eight miners have been killed following a suspected methane gas explosion in northern Turkey. Rescue workers say all the bodies have now been

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Obama names two key new men for top jobs

President Barack Obama is well into his second-term government reshuffle, announcing on Monday new appointments to the key national security and

President Barack Obama is well into his second-term government reshuffle, announcing on Monday new appointments to the key national security and

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Cameron and Clegg in cosy coalition

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg shared the same stage to deliver the coalition’s Mid-Term Review. Both stressed the

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg shared the same stage to deliver the coalition’s Mid-Term Review. Both stressed the

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Berlusconi deal means he will not stand for prime minister

Silvio Berlusconi will not pursue his ambition to return to the office of prime minister. That’s the price of a deal he has finally secured with the

Silvio Berlusconi will not pursue his ambition to return to the office of prime minister. That’s the price of a deal he has finally secured with the

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Messi is ‘World’s Best Footballer’ for a record fourth time

Argentina striker Lionel Messi has been crowned world footballer of the year for a fourth successive time after claiming FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award at

Argentina striker Lionel Messi has been crowned world footballer of the year for a fourth successive time after claiming FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award at

Business

Morrisons' Cold Christmas

The festive season ended up being a disappointment for Morrisons supermarkets. Like-for-like sales at the UK’s fourth-biggest grocer fell 2.5% in

The festive season ended up being a disappointment for Morrisons supermarkets. Like-for-like sales at the UK’s fourth-biggest grocer fell 2.5% in

Business

Bank of America's multi-billion bad debt buyback

In the United States, Bank of America is forking out nine billion euros to settle a long-running row with the government-owned mortgage agency Fannie

In the United States, Bank of America is forking out nine billion euros to settle a long-running row with the government-owned mortgage agency Fannie

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Turkey reveals secret PKK talks

The Turkish government has officialised secret talks underway between it and Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdish armed separatist

The Turkish government has officialised secret talks underway between it and Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdish armed separatist

Sport

Europe's highest football pitch

At approximately 2 kilometres above sea level, the Ottmar Hitzfeld pitch in Switzerland ranks as the highest in Europe. The stadium itself, which

At approximately 2 kilometres above sea level, the Ottmar Hitzfeld pitch in Switzerland ranks as the highest in Europe. The stadium itself, which

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Film awards season starts with BAFTA nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts heralded the build up to its prestigious awards ceremony by unveiling the nominations for The

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts heralded the build up to its prestigious awards ceremony by unveiling the nominations for The

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'What do you do with drunken sailor?'

“What do you do with a drunken sailor?” Arrest him. Danish coastguard intercepted a vessel as it sailed close to beach in North

“What do you do with a drunken sailor?” Arrest him. Danish coastguard intercepted a vessel as it sailed close to beach in North

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More delays at Berlin's new airport and it's not even open

Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit has stepped down from his post as board chairman of Berlin’s new international airport after technical problems delayed

Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit has stepped down from his post as board chairman of Berlin’s new international airport after technical problems delayed

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Northern Ireland: behind the flag riots

It all began on the night of December 3. A fight over a flag in a province officially at peace for years but where street violence has never really

It all began on the night of December 3. A fight over a flag in a province officially at peace for years but where street violence has never really

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Israel: Netanyahu attacked from all sides ahead of election

There is hardly any doubt about a victory for the Netanyahu-Lieberman coalition in Israeli elections on January 22. Opinion polls show Prime

There is hardly any doubt about a victory for the Netanyahu-Lieberman coalition in Israeli elections on January 22. Opinion polls show Prime

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Two dead in Lebanon floods

At least two people have been killed in Lebanon as a heavy rainstorm caused widespread flooding. Strong winds and rain also felled trees and

At least two people have been killed in Lebanon as a heavy rainstorm caused widespread flooding. Strong winds and rain also felled trees and

Europe

EU's New Year resolution: crack down on cybercrime

The EU has made a New Year’s resolution: to get tough on Internet criminals. It has just opened a new cybercrime centre in the Dutch city of the

The EU has made a New Year’s resolution: to get tough on Internet criminals. It has just opened a new cybercrime centre in the Dutch city of the

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Who is Chuck Hagel, Obama’s controversial pick for Defense?

President Barack Obama will nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his defense secretary and an announcement could come on Monday

President Barack Obama will nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his defense secretary and an announcement could come on Monday

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Facebook criticised for allowing cyber-bullying

Social network Facebook is under fire again for privacy issues after a woman in Iceland became the subject of a bitter hate campaign. She dared to

Social network Facebook is under fire again for privacy issues after a woman in Iceland became the subject of a bitter hate campaign. She dared to

Business

Air France toe-to-toe with the low-cost carriers

Air France is trying to take on the low-cost airlines by introducing a series of mini-fares on domestic flights. A reserved seat and checked-in

Air France is trying to take on the low-cost airlines by introducing a series of mini-fares on domestic flights. A reserved seat and checked-in

Culture

From Oz to Middle Earth: coming out in 2013

Oz: The Great and Powerful is one of the most anticipated Hollywood releases of 2013. Directed by Sam Raimi it is a prequel to L. Frank Baum’s novel

Oz: The Great and Powerful is one of the most anticipated Hollywood releases of 2013. Directed by Sam Raimi it is a prequel to L. Frank Baum’s novel

Culture

The best of Berlin's graffiti

The German capital is a magnet for street artists. They were drawn to the city when it was divided and the Western side of the Berlin Wall became a

The German capital is a magnet for street artists. They were drawn to the city when it was divided and the Western side of the Berlin Wall became a

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Indian gang rape suspects appear in court

Five Indian men suspected of the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year old woman have appeared before a magistrate to hear charges against them. The

Five Indian men suspected of the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year old woman have appeared before a magistrate to hear charges against them. The

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Rare strike puts press freedom under scrutiny in China

In China there has been a rare protest over press censorship. Yellow chrysanthemums, symbolising the death of press freedom, were laid outside the

In China there has been a rare protest over press censorship. Yellow chrysanthemums, symbolising the death of press freedom, were laid outside the

Business

IMF in Egypt for loan negotiations

A senior official from the International Monetary Fund has been meeting the Egyptian government for talks about a loan that is crucial for the

A senior official from the International Monetary Fund has been meeting the Egyptian government for talks about a loan that is crucial for the

Business

Regulators slacken banking liquidity rule

International regulators are allowing banks more room for manouevre over liquidity, after easing off on a proposal that bankers said was too

International regulators are allowing banks more room for manouevre over liquidity, after easing off on a proposal that bankers said was too

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US gun-rush is on as controls loom on the horizon

America’s war over guns is hotting up in the wake of the Newtown shootings, with media reports that the White House is set to challenge the second

America’s war over guns is hotting up in the wake of the Newtown shootings, with media reports that the White House is set to challenge the second

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Turkey prepares missiles for Syrian border

Turkey has begun readying for the deployment of surface-to-air missiles on its border with Syria. US soldiers, who will man Patriot anti-missile

Turkey has begun readying for the deployment of surface-to-air missiles on its border with Syria. US soldiers, who will man Patriot anti-missile

Science_technology

Swiss scientists bend Caustic Effect to their will

At first glance it doesn’t sound very exciting but a sheet of plexiglass is making waves at Lausanne’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in

At first glance it doesn’t sound very exciting but a sheet of plexiglass is making waves at Lausanne’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in

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Northern Ireland braces for week of protests over Union flag

Northern Ireland is quieter this Monday after another night of violent confrontation in areas of Belfast, the fourth in a row that has left at least

Northern Ireland is quieter this Monday after another night of violent confrontation in areas of Belfast, the fourth in a row that has left at least

Europe

Careful what you click on!

One year after a plan to reform European data protection laws was unveiled, it is still the focus of intense debate. It seems reaching an agreement

One year after a plan to reform European data protection laws was unveiled, it is still the focus of intense debate. It seems reaching an agreement