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2013-01-20

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Snow brings travel chaos to parts of Europe

Heavy snow and cold, wintery conditions continue to sweep across parts of Europe, with the promise of more to follow by weather forecasters

Heavy snow and cold, wintery conditions continue to sweep across parts of Europe, with the promise of more to follow by weather forecasters

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Five militants captured alive at In Amenas

Algerian security forces say they have captured five Islamic militants still alive in the In Amenas gas plant, but that three more are on the

Algerian security forces say they have captured five Islamic militants still alive in the In Amenas gas plant, but that three more are on the

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Two in a row for Matura

Jan Matura of the Czech Republic sealed his second ski jumping win in as many days in Japan on Sunday after again leaping to the top of the podium in

Jan Matura of the Czech Republic sealed his second ski jumping win in as many days in Japan on Sunday after again leaping to the top of the podium in

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Neureuther celebrates Wengen slalom win

Felix Neureuther wrapped up the weekend’s world cup action at the Swiss resort of Wengen on Sunday by winning the men’s slalom race. The German was

Felix Neureuther wrapped up the weekend’s world cup action at the Swiss resort of Wengen on Sunday by winning the men’s slalom race. The German was

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Obama takes oath for second presidential term

Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for a second term as US President, from the Blue Room at the White House in Washington. The President

Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for a second term as US President, from the Blue Room at the White House in Washington. The President

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Rebensburg reaches world cup double digits

Viktoria Rebensburg – the 2010 giant slalom Olympic champion – defied the challenging weather conditions to win a world cup Super G race in the

Viktoria Rebensburg – the 2010 giant slalom Olympic champion – defied the challenging weather conditions to win a world cup Super G race in the

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French and Malian armies plan push into Diabaly

French and Malian forces are now gathering in Niono, south of Diabaly in Mali, where according to reports from fleeing civilians a number of Islamic

French and Malian forces are now gathering in Niono, south of Diabaly in Mali, where according to reports from fleeing civilians a number of Islamic

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New Megaupload launches with enhanced privacy

Megaupload’s founder Kim Dotcom has launched a new file-sharing website, a year to the day his old company, was shut down. He says the new venture

Megaupload’s founder Kim Dotcom has launched a new file-sharing website, a year to the day his old company, was shut down. He says the new venture

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Protests demand that Georgia president step down

More than thousand protesters gathered outside the Georgian president’s residence in Tblisi on Sunday calling for his resignation. Monday will mark

More than thousand protesters gathered outside the Georgian president’s residence in Tblisi on Sunday calling for his resignation. Monday will mark

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Israeli soldiers cast an early ballot

Unlike civilians, the Israeli military won’t get a day off for the country’s general election on Tuesday. So instead soldiers were allowed to vote

Unlike civilians, the Israeli military won’t get a day off for the country’s general election on Tuesday. So instead soldiers were allowed to vote

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FARC end ceasefire in Colombia

True to their word, Colombia’s FARC guerillas have called off their two-month unilateral ceasefire. Last November the FARC, which has been fighting

True to their word, Colombia’s FARC guerillas have called off their two-month unilateral ceasefire. Last November the FARC, which has been fighting

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US Vice President Joe Biden sworn in to office

On an old Celtic family bible, US Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for a second term on Sunday at his official residence. Sonia Sotomayor is

On an old Celtic family bible, US Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for a second term on Sunday at his official residence. Sonia Sotomayor is

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Pro-gun rallies across the US

Supporters of gun rights are staging rallies at state capitol buildings across the United States. They are demanding that the government not impinge

Supporters of gun rights are staging rallies at state capitol buildings across the United States. They are demanding that the government not impinge

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Lower Saxony votes in German state election

Germany’s governing centre-right coalition is looking to reverse a series of 12 poor state election results which has seen them lose power in four of

Germany’s governing centre-right coalition is looking to reverse a series of 12 poor state election results which has seen them lose power in four of

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French duo defend Dakar titles

Frenchman Cyril Despres won his fifth Dakar Rally title in the bike category on Saturday. The KTM rider took a sizeable lead into the 14th and

Frenchman Cyril Despres won his fifth Dakar Rally title in the bike category on Saturday. The KTM rider took a sizeable lead into the 14th and

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Algeria hostage aftermath: 25 more bodies found

New details are emerging about the four-day hostage crisis at an Algeria gas facility. Amateur footage appears to show burnt out vehicles following

New details are emerging about the four-day hostage crisis at an Algeria gas facility. Amateur footage appears to show burnt out vehicles following

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Algeria: Families await the news of missing workers

As Algerian TV reported that the bodies of 25 more hostages had been discovered inside the gas plant on Sunday, workers’ families were still awaiting

As Algerian TV reported that the bodies of 25 more hostages had been discovered inside the gas plant on Sunday, workers’ families were still awaiting

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Human chain for peace in India

With the aim of promoting peace and social harmony, more than 40,000 people formed a human chain in Mumbai, covering 45 kilometres.

With the aim of promoting peace and social harmony, more than 40,000 people formed a human chain in Mumbai, covering 45 kilometres.

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Brzezinski: Europe needs forward-looking leaders

He is one of the most respected and influential foreign policy veterans in Washington: Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser under President

He is one of the most respected and influential foreign policy veterans in Washington: Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser under President

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Pro-gun rallies held across US

Rallies have been held across America to defend the right to own firearms in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. The protests come after New York

Rallies have been held across America to defend the right to own firearms in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. The protests come after New York

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Neutral Austria to vote on military service

One of a few European countries with a compulsory military service, Austria is holding a referendum today on whether to move to a professional

One of a few European countries with a compulsory military service, Austria is holding a referendum today on whether to move to a professional

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Obama rolls up sleeves to promote volunteering

As President Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term on Monday, he found time to help spruce up a Washington elementary school as part

As President Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term on Monday, he found time to help spruce up a Washington elementary school as part

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France and Africa call for international aid in Mali

French and African leaders have called on other world powers to provide funding and logistical support in the battle for Mali. A coalition of

French and African leaders have called on other world powers to provide funding and logistical support in the battle for Mali. A coalition of

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Germany's Merkel rattled by Lower Saxony vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping for a victory for her CDU party in Lower Saxony. She has been in the region to show her support for David

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping for a victory for her CDU party in Lower Saxony. She has been in the region to show her support for David

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Protests in Athens sparked by racist killing

Thousands of anti-racism protesters have rallied in the streets of the Greek capital. The march follows the stabbing of 27-year old Pakistani

Thousands of anti-racism protesters have rallied in the streets of the Greek capital. The march follows the stabbing of 27-year old Pakistani

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Final Algerian assault ends gas plant siege

The Algerian government has announced that a four-day hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas plant is over. Algiers has said that 23 hostages and 32

The Algerian government has announced that a four-day hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas plant is over. Algiers has said that 23 hostages and 32

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Locals fear for future after In Amenas attack

The gas plant crisis may be over at In Amenas, but in the nearby town that relies on the plant for jobs and without which there would be no local

The gas plant crisis may be over at In Amenas, but in the nearby town that relies on the plant for jobs and without which there would be no local