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2013-01-09

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Dozens of passengers hurt in New York ferry crash

A passenger ferry in New York full of commuters crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday morning. Officials say 57 people were injured

A passenger ferry in New York full of commuters crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday morning. Officials say 57 people were injured

Sport

Dakar Rally: Casteu and Roma enjoy stage five wins

Frenchman David Casteu claimed stage five of this year’s Dakar Rally on Wednesday while Spain’s Nani Roma led in the cars. The day’s ride took the

Frenchman David Casteu claimed stage five of this year’s Dakar Rally on Wednesday while Spain’s Nani Roma led in the cars. The day’s ride took the

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Supreme court spells out Chavez decision

Venezuela’s top court has ruled the postponement of Hugo Chavez’s scheduled inauguration on Thursday is constitutionally legitimate. The

Venezuela’s top court has ruled the postponement of Hugo Chavez’s scheduled inauguration on Thursday is constitutionally legitimate. The

Business

Supermarket struggle continues for Sainsbury's

The latest quarterly sales of Britain’s third-largest supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s, disappointed investors in London and its shares ended the day

The latest quarterly sales of Britain’s third-largest supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s, disappointed investors in London and its shares ended the day

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Catholic Church in Germany fires sexual abuse investigator

A criminologist who was investigating sexual abuse of minors by priests has been sacked German Roman Catholic bishops. Christian Pfeiffer has

A criminologist who was investigating sexual abuse of minors by priests has been sacked German Roman Catholic bishops. Christian Pfeiffer has

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Russian killed as 'zorb' plunges off Caucasus mountain

One Russian man has died and another is injured in hospital after what was supposed to be a thrilling ride in the Caucasus Mountains went

One Russian man has died and another is injured in hospital after what was supposed to be a thrilling ride in the Caucasus Mountains went

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Inquiry into France family 'imprisoned' by father

French authorities are investigating after a father reportedly held his family imprisoned inside their flat for at least a year. The mother and

French authorities are investigating after a father reportedly held his family imprisoned inside their flat for at least a year. The mother and

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Boeing's Dreamliner suffers third 'teething problem'

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner jet has suffered a third mishap in as many days, sparking safety concerns. Two Japan Airlines 787s planes flying from

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner jet has suffered a third mishap in as many days, sparking safety concerns. Two Japan Airlines 787s planes flying from

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Supreme court backs Chavez

In Venezuela the ruling by the vice president and the government that cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez’s inauguration could be postponed has

In Venezuela the ruling by the vice president and the government that cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez’s inauguration could be postponed has

Business

Triomphe of the luxury stores on the Champs Elysées

The almost certain departure of the Virgin Megastore from the Champs Elysées is part of the transformation of one of the world’s most famous shopping

The almost certain departure of the Virgin Megastore from the Champs Elysées is part of the transformation of one of the world’s most famous shopping

Europe

Irish PM Kenny urges UK to stay inside the EU

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has used the official curtain raiser for his country’s EU presidency to urge the UK not to loosen its ties with

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has used the official curtain raiser for his country’s EU presidency to urge the UK not to loosen its ties with

Business

Virgin France workers protest at closure threat

In France it is being seen as a symbol of the losing battle being fought by traditional music stores against the ever-dominant world of digital

In France it is being seen as a symbol of the losing battle being fought by traditional music stores against the ever-dominant world of digital

Europe

Entrepreneurs want EU to cut red tape now

For years, the EU has talked about unleashing the growth potential of Europe’s start-ups. But entrepreneurs complain there is still too much red

For years, the EU has talked about unleashing the growth potential of Europe’s start-ups. But entrepreneurs complain there is still too much red

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Palestinian factions growing closer

Yellow Fatah flags flying in Gaza on January 4 signalled a warming of relations between opposing Palestinian cousins. For the first time in five

Yellow Fatah flags flying in Gaza on January 4 signalled a warming of relations between opposing Palestinian cousins. For the first time in five

Sport

Fifa clamp down on racism

Fifa’s decision to ban Hungary fans from their country’s all-important World Cup qualifying game against Romania in March has been met with mixed

Fifa’s decision to ban Hungary fans from their country’s all-important World Cup qualifying game against Romania in March has been met with mixed

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Lincoln leads nominations in London

Which films, which stars will dominate this awards season? The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London has provided the first

Which films, which stars will dominate this awards season? The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London has provided the first

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Syria: Freed Iranian prisoners arrive in Damascus

Forty-eight Iranian prisoners set free by Syrian rebels received a warm greeting at the Sheraton Hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday. They were

Forty-eight Iranian prisoners set free by Syrian rebels received a warm greeting at the Sheraton Hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday. They were

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Google boss urges greater freedom on North Korea visit

North Korean officials have been showing off their limited internet facilities to a group of prominent Americans that includes the head of

North Korean officials have been showing off their limited internet facilities to a group of prominent Americans that includes the head of

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Syrian refugees can't escape cold

Some of the worst winter weather to hit the eastern Mediterranean region in years has Syrians in refugee camps saying the biggest threat to them now

Some of the worst winter weather to hit the eastern Mediterranean region in years has Syrians in refugee camps saying the biggest threat to them now

Culture

Bowie is back

In a surprise move, after a decade of silence and speculation, David Bowie has released a single – Where Are We Now? – and says that an album will

In a surprise move, after a decade of silence and speculation, David Bowie has released a single – Where Are We Now? – and says that an album will

Culture

Gangster Squad rides again

Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Ryan Gosling, is an all-action shoot-fest awash with casual

Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Ryan Gosling, is an all-action shoot-fest awash with casual

Business

Crisis crashes Peugeot Citroen's sales

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen’s global sales have plunged. As the eurozone crisis hit consumer demand in Europe, Peugeot’s sales

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen’s global sales have plunged. As the eurozone crisis hit consumer demand in Europe, Peugeot’s sales

Culture

The EBBA ceremony live tonight. Music to your ears

Today, Wednesday 9 january, from 18:00 until 19:30 the anniversary EBBA show will be broadcast live on YouTube. You can find the show at the

Today, Wednesday 9 january, from 18:00 until 19:30 the anniversary EBBA show will be broadcast live on YouTube. You can find the show at the

Nocomment

Ooh la la! French rush to the sales

French shoppers burst through the doors of one of Paris’ most emblematic department stores on Wednesday as bargain-hunters sought out markdowns of up

French shoppers burst through the doors of one of Paris’ most emblematic department stores on Wednesday as bargain-hunters sought out markdowns of up

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Spitfire searchers find water-filled crate

In Myanmar it is believed the first of a number of long lost Royal Air Force World War Two Spitfires has been found. American engineers are thought

In Myanmar it is believed the first of a number of long lost Royal Air Force World War Two Spitfires has been found. American engineers are thought

Science_technology

Newest gadgets displayed

More than 2,000 exhibitors went to Hong Kong this year for the annual Toys and Games Fair and, of course, as well as revealing traditional toys, many

More than 2,000 exhibitors went to Hong Kong this year for the annual Toys and Games Fair and, of course, as well as revealing traditional toys, many

Business

Telecoms firms 'discuss pan-Europe network'

Europe’s top telecoms companies are reportedly discussing the creation of a Europe wide infrastructure network. The Financial Times reported the

Europe’s top telecoms companies are reportedly discussing the creation of a Europe wide infrastructure network. The Financial Times reported the

News

Syria: Iranian prisoners freed

Forty-eight Iranian hostages have been set free by Syrian rebels. They were released in exchange for 2,130 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian

Forty-eight Iranian hostages have been set free by Syrian rebels. They were released in exchange for 2,130 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian