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2013-01-10

Sport

Dakar Rally: Lopez claims stage win on home soil

Francisco Lopez celebrated the Dakar Rally’s first special stage in his native Chile by claiming stage six for his third win of this year’s

Francisco Lopez celebrated the Dakar Rally’s first special stage in his native Chile by claiming stage six for his third win of this year’s

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Kurdish deaths: the PKK's Paris connection

Kurdish activists have suggested the Turkish state was responsible for the women’s murders. A senior member of the ruling party in Turkey has

Kurdish activists have suggested the Turkish state was responsible for the women’s murders. A senior member of the ruling party in Turkey has

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Venezuela ponders how to work without Chavez

Venezuela has not seen its president since the first week of December. News about his health only leaking out in small doses. The people were told

Venezuela has not seen its president since the first week of December. News about his health only leaking out in small doses. The people were told

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Murders spark Kurdish protests in Diyarbakir

As reports of the murder of three Kurdish women in Paris became public, protesters took to the streets of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, home

As reports of the murder of three Kurdish women in Paris became public, protesters took to the streets of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, home

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Chavez supporters rally in Caracas without the main man

A mass of red clad supporters on the streets of Caracas led a party atmosphere on the day their president was scheduled to be sworn in for a new

A mass of red clad supporters on the streets of Caracas led a party atmosphere on the day their president was scheduled to be sworn in for a new

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Kurdish killings: where will the trail lead

The apparent premeditation behind the killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris has caused many to ponder on the motives behind the murders. One

The apparent premeditation behind the killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris has caused many to ponder on the motives behind the murders. One

Business

ECB keeps rates unchanged, sees recovery later in 2013

The eurozone economy will recover later this year and there are already some signs of stabilisation, according to the European Central Bank. On

The eurozone economy will recover later this year and there are already some signs of stabilisation, according to the European Central Bank. On

Business

Unmerry Christmas for Marks & Spencer

A leak of its disappointing quarterly sales figures meant British retailer Marks & Spencer was forced to publish its trading update a day early. To

A leak of its disappointing quarterly sales figures meant British retailer Marks & Spencer was forced to publish its trading update a day early. To

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Obama and Karzai talk US pull out and Afghan stability

The visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for talks in Washington with President Obama marks the beginning of the end of negotiations between the

The visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for talks in Washington with President Obama marks the beginning of the end of negotiations between the

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France and Turkey condemn killings of Kurdish activists

France and Turkey have condemned the killing of three female Kurdish activists in Paris. Kurds turned out in anger after the women’s bodies were

France and Turkey have condemned the killing of three female Kurdish activists in Paris. Kurds turned out in anger after the women’s bodies were

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Fears of more fires as Australia temperatures set to soar

It has been a constant struggle, containing the bush fires which have spread across south-east Australia. Around 100 were burning on Thursday and the

It has been a constant struggle, containing the bush fires which have spread across south-east Australia. Around 100 were burning on Thursday and the

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Lincoln leads the Oscar pack

The build up is underway and it started earlier than usual. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the Oscar nominations ahead

The build up is underway and it started earlier than usual. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the Oscar nominations ahead

Culture

'Twilight' bids to be year's top turkey

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part II’ has topped this year’s worst-in-cinema dishonours, the ‘Razzies’, with 11 nominations, including worst

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part II’ has topped this year’s worst-in-cinema dishonours, the ‘Razzies’, with 11 nominations, including worst

Culture

Music tips for the top for 2013

Three sisters from Los Angeles producing fun and infectious folk-pop could be one of the next big things this year. The Fleetwood Mac-inspired

Three sisters from Los Angeles producing fun and infectious folk-pop could be one of the next big things this year. The Fleetwood Mac-inspired

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NATO detects ballistic missile launch in Syria

NATO officials say they have detected the firing of a ballistic missile within Syria landing in the north of the country. There were similar

NATO officials say they have detected the firing of a ballistic missile within Syria landing in the north of the country. There were similar

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Happy birthday Tintin!

Everybody’s favorite comic book reporter is turning 84 today. His first adventures were published on January 10, 1929 in the children’s pages of

Everybody’s favorite comic book reporter is turning 84 today. His first adventures were published on January 10, 1929 in the children’s pages of

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Pakistan soldier in Kashmir ''killed by India troops''

A Pakistani soldier has been killed by Indian troops near the dividing line in the disputed territory of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military says. The

A Pakistani soldier has been killed by Indian troops near the dividing line in the disputed territory of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military says. The

Europe

Dublin eyes economic recovery, bailout exit

Ireland wants to mark a successful EU presidency by taking more steps on the road to economic recovery. That was the message from the country’s

Ireland wants to mark a successful EU presidency by taking more steps on the road to economic recovery. That was the message from the country’s

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Criminal feud suspected in Israel car explosion

An explosion ripped through a car in a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv on Thursday and the city’s ambulance service said at least four people were

An explosion ripped through a car in a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv on Thursday and the city’s ambulance service said at least four people were

Business

Spain's borrowing costs ease

Though still mired in recession, Spain has made a good start to the year in terms of selling government bonds. In the first debt auction of 2013

Though still mired in recession, Spain has made a good start to the year in terms of selling government bonds. In the first debt auction of 2013

Business

Jobs carnage continues in Greece

Greece’s unemployment rate climbed to a new record of 28.6 percent of the workforce in October. The number of people who are out of work has almost

Greece’s unemployment rate climbed to a new record of 28.6 percent of the workforce in October. The number of people who are out of work has almost

Business

ECB holds interest rates steady

As expected, the European Central Bank has kept the cost of borrowing unchanged. Its main interest rate remains at a record low of three quarters

As expected, the European Central Bank has kept the cost of borrowing unchanged. Its main interest rate remains at a record low of three quarters

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And the Oscar nominees are...

The build up is underway and it started earlier than usual. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the Oscar nominations ahead

The build up is underway and it started earlier than usual. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the Oscar nominations ahead

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Chavez too sick to take oath of office

Today is the day Venezuela planned the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez, but the man who has ruled the country for 14 years is too sick to

Today is the day Venezuela planned the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez, but the man who has ruled the country for 14 years is too sick to

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Palestinians agree to implement reconciliation deal

Palestinian leaders have agreed to implement a long-delayed reconciliation pact after talks in Cairo. The leader of the secular Fatah faction

Palestinian leaders have agreed to implement a long-delayed reconciliation pact after talks in Cairo. The leader of the secular Fatah faction

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Washington's diplomatic tiptoe with Caracas

With Venezuela in line for a new leader, the United States is looking to improve ties with a minimum of disruption. President Hugo Chavez has been

With Venezuela in line for a new leader, the United States is looking to improve ties with a minimum of disruption. President Hugo Chavez has been

Europe

Is EU-president Ireland still a euro-enthusiast?

It’s the turn of the Irish to run the EU for six months. What are they going to do and has recession changed their legendary euro-enthusiasm

It’s the turn of the Irish to run the EU for six months. What are they going to do and has recession changed their legendary euro-enthusiasm

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Three Kurdish activists shot dead in Paris

Three Kurdish women have been killed at the Kurdish Information Centre in Paris. All three were shot in the head. One of the victims, Sakine

Three Kurdish women have been killed at the Kurdish Information Centre in Paris. All three were shot in the head. One of the victims, Sakine

Science_technology

Big TVs are king at 46th CES

Las Vegas’s 46th annual International Consumer Electronics Show is showcasing the technology trends of the near and distant future. Thousands of

Las Vegas’s 46th annual International Consumer Electronics Show is showcasing the technology trends of the near and distant future. Thousands of

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Israel shivers under heavy snowfall

Jerusalem has virtually ground to a standstill after Israel’s worst snowstorm for 20 years. Up to 15 centimetres fell overnight, forcing public

Jerusalem has virtually ground to a standstill after Israel’s worst snowstorm for 20 years. Up to 15 centimetres fell overnight, forcing public