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2013-01-15

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New York heads for first gun law changes since Sandy Hook

New York is on the way to becoming the first US state to tighten gun controls since the school massacre in neighbouring Connecticut last

New York is on the way to becoming the first US state to tighten gun controls since the school massacre in neighbouring Connecticut last

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Eighty killed in Aleppo University blasts

Officials and activists in Syria say more than 80 people have been killed in two devastating explosions at Aleppo University. Reports suggest more

Officials and activists in Syria say more than 80 people have been killed in two devastating explosions at Aleppo University. Reports suggest more

Sport

Dakar rally: Despres storms back into contention

Defending champion Cyril Despres held his nerve to regain the overall lead after the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally from Cordoba to la Rioja in

Defending champion Cyril Despres held his nerve to regain the overall lead after the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally from Cordoba to la Rioja in

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Pakistan corruption wild card

Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Ashraf’s arrest over strong suspicions of corruption came as a large demonstration in Islamabad was raising tensions

Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Ashraf’s arrest over strong suspicions of corruption came as a large demonstration in Islamabad was raising tensions

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Pakistan court orders arrest of prime minister

There’s been a mixed reaction to the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision to order the arrest of the prime minister over a corruption inquiry. Raja

There’s been a mixed reaction to the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision to order the arrest of the prime minister over a corruption inquiry. Raja

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Deadly blast rips through Aleppo university

At least 52 people are believed to have been killed and dozens more hurt in an explosion at the University of Aleppo in Syria’s second largest

At least 52 people are believed to have been killed and dozens more hurt in an explosion at the University of Aleppo in Syria’s second largest

Europe

EU debate over French support in Mali heats up

Military support comes in many different forms. And as France continues it’s intervention in Mali, the wider EU debate over just what kind of

Military support comes in many different forms. And as France continues it’s intervention in Mali, the wider EU debate over just what kind of

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Three die in 100 vehicle motorway pile-up

Snow has continued to cover large parts of Europe, causing a massive pile-up on a motorway bridge in Sweden which left three people dead. Police

Snow has continued to cover large parts of Europe, causing a massive pile-up on a motorway bridge in Sweden which left three people dead. Police

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Palestinian teenager 'shot dead' by Israeli army

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian teenager near Ramallah in the West Bank. Samir Awad, who was 17, is said to be the fourth Palestinian

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian teenager near Ramallah in the West Bank. Samir Awad, who was 17, is said to be the fourth Palestinian

Business

H&M sales shrink, shares rise

H&M, the world’s second biggest clothing retailer, saw its shares risk on Tuesday, even as it posted a slight fall in like-for-like sales in

H&M, the world’s second biggest clothing retailer, saw its shares risk on Tuesday, even as it posted a slight fall in like-for-like sales in

Business

Greek shops desperate for sales boost

The Greek shop owners who are still in business – amid a sea of austerity and unemployment – are hoping that the start of the January sales will

The Greek shop owners who are still in business – amid a sea of austerity and unemployment – are hoping that the start of the January sales will

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Hollande vows to 'destroy the terrorists' in Mali intervention

President François Hollande has defended his country’s military intervention in Mali and hinted that French forces may go on the offensive against

President François Hollande has defended his country’s military intervention in Mali and hinted that French forces may go on the offensive against

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Suspected Russian spies on trial in Germany

Two Russians have gone on trial in Germany accused of spying for Moscow in what’s described as the first case of its kind since the end of the Cold

Two Russians have gone on trial in Germany accused of spying for Moscow in what’s described as the first case of its kind since the end of the Cold

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Tributes paid to murdered Kurdish activists

A memorial ceremony has taken place in Turkey to commemorate three Kurdish activists killed in Paris last week. The three women were shot after

A memorial ceremony has taken place in Turkey to commemorate three Kurdish activists killed in Paris last week. The three women were shot after

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Obama administration says 'no' to a Death Star

There’s been bad news for Sith Lords, aspiring Darth Vaders and other supporters of the Dark Side after the US administration rejected an official

There’s been bad news for Sith Lords, aspiring Darth Vaders and other supporters of the Dark Side after the US administration rejected an official

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Mali: African generals fast-track regional force

Military leaders from Mali’s west African neighbours have approved plans to speed up the deployment of a regional force to dislodge Islamist rebels

Military leaders from Mali’s west African neighbours have approved plans to speed up the deployment of a regional force to dislodge Islamist rebels

Culture

Red carpet robot

In the world of film, grabbing attention is important but the competition is intense. Just how do you get the attention of the world’s film fans, let

In the world of film, grabbing attention is important but the competition is intense. Just how do you get the attention of the world’s film fans, let

Culture

Milan fashion plays safe

Milan Men’s Fashion Week has been notable for sticking to the conventions as designers showed safe classics in an effort to boost flagging

Milan Men’s Fashion Week has been notable for sticking to the conventions as designers showed safe classics in an effort to boost flagging

Sport

Armstrong said to have admitted to doping

The Four Seasons hotel in Texas was the hastily arranged venue for the highly publicised interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Talk-show

The Four Seasons hotel in Texas was the hastily arranged venue for the highly publicised interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Talk-show

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Cleaner drives Swedish train and crashes into building

Police in Sweden are investigating why a cleaner at a rail depot in a Stockholm suburb drove an empty train – with disastrous results. It smashed

Police in Sweden are investigating why a cleaner at a rail depot in a Stockholm suburb drove an empty train – with disastrous results. It smashed

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Severe smog leaves China breathless

There has been a sharp rise in cases of respiratory illness in China as the capital experiences a record level of dangerous air pollution. A toxic

There has been a sharp rise in cases of respiratory illness in China as the capital experiences a record level of dangerous air pollution. A toxic

Business

Euro crisis hits German economy in Q4

Germany’s economy was hit hard by the eurozone crisis in the final quarter of last year. As traditionally strong exports and investment slowed,

Germany’s economy was hit hard by the eurozone crisis in the final quarter of last year. As traditionally strong exports and investment slowed,

Business

HMV boss says confident firm will survive

Digital downloads have claimed another top retailer as British entertainment chain HMV calls in the administrators. That follows Virgin France’s

Digital downloads have claimed another top retailer as British entertainment chain HMV calls in the administrators. That follows Virgin France’s

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What sums up your country's history in one word?

What does written history say about a country in as concise a way possible? It’s a question that Martin Elmer has tried to answer with his

What does written history say about a country in as concise a way possible? It’s a question that Martin Elmer has tried to answer with his

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France orders fresh strikes on Mali militant targets

French warplanes have carried out a new wave of air strikes against Islamist militant targets in Mali. It is unclear how many aircraft took part in

French warplanes have carried out a new wave of air strikes against Islamist militant targets in Mali. It is unclear how many aircraft took part in

Science_technology

CES wrapped up in computers

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw more than 20,000 new products introduced to a market which is already crammed with gagets and

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw more than 20,000 new products introduced to a market which is already crammed with gagets and

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Ukraine zoo welcomes Siberian tiger cubs

A litter of rare Siberian tiger cubs was born at the Yalta zoo in southern Ukraine’s Crimea region.

A litter of rare Siberian tiger cubs was born at the Yalta zoo in southern Ukraine’s Crimea region.

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Arrest warrant for Pakistan's PM over corruption

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for the country’s prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for corruption. The surprise move came as

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for the country’s prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for corruption. The surprise move came as

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South Africa's Amplats to axe 14,000 miners' jobs

The world’s top platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, has announced it is cutting up to 14,000 South African miners’ jobs as part of a

The world’s top platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, has announced it is cutting up to 14,000 South African miners’ jobs as part of a

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London Tube steams to 150

One hundred and fifty years ago London became the first city in the world to dig tunnels and run railways underground, in an effort to quicken

One hundred and fifty years ago London became the first city in the world to dig tunnels and run railways underground, in an effort to quicken