US economy growing at faster pace

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 9:48am
The US economy grows at an annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace for 11 years, official figures suggest.
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GOP report: Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election -- but didn’t

Fox News - December 23, 2014 - 9:00am
A top IRS official considered going public with the agency’s targeting of conservative groups at a hearing just months before the 2012 presidential election but ultimately decided against revealing the bombshell news, according to a new report from a GOP-led House committee.
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Zimbabwe elephant sale plan defended

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 8:54am
A Zimbabwean official has defended a plan to sell elephants for up to $40,000 (£26,000) each, saying the money is needed to run its biggest game reserve.
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Ukraine votes to drop neutral status

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 8:35am
Ukraine's parliament votes to drop the country's non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership, a move quickly criticised by Russia.
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Algerian army 'kills top jihadist'

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 8:11am
Algeria's defence ministry says troops have killed the leader of a jihadist militant group which kidnapped and beheaded a French tourist.
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Key Greek vote goes to the wire

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 7:58am
The Greek parliament fails for a second time to approve a new president, bringing the country closer to a snap election early next year.
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UK economic growth revised down

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
The UK economy has grown more slowly than previously thought, official figures show, and the current account deficit has widened.
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Troubled ObamaCare vendor awarded new Hawaii contract

Fox News - December 23, 2014 - 7:44am
Montreal-based CGI Group Inc., the company that received a $74 million contract to develop and maintain the Hawaii Health Connector web portal, will be awarded another year-long state maintenance contract despite the ongoing problems with the site.
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Day in pictures: 23 December 2014

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 7:40am
A selection of news photos from around the world
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Feds spend $33G to find out if same-sex couples live close to tobacco shops

Fox News - December 23, 2014 - 7:38am
The federal government is spending over $33,000 to figure out whether same-sex couples live closer to tobacco retailers, theoretically making them more likely to smoke.
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Al-Jazeera suspends Egyptian channel

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 6:53am
Al-Jazeera network suspends its Egyptian channel, Mubasher Misr, whose coverage angered Egypt's government and strained its relations with Qatar.
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North Korea websites back online

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 6:46am
Internet services are restored in North Korea after an almost unprecedented internet outage following a cyber security row with the US.
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VIDEO: Can surfing beat gun crime in S Africa?

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 6:13am
Youngsters from one of Cape Town's gang-ridden townships have taken to riding waves in a unique project aimed at getting them away from a life of violence.
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Lin to direct next Star Trek outing

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 5:43am
Film-maker Justin Lin is to direct the next instalment of the Star Trek movie franchise, it is confirmed.
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Bangladesh ex-minister death sentence

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 5:42am
A former government minister in Bangladesh is sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
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Ebola nurse to deliver C4 message

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 5:31am
British Ebola survivor William Pooley is to deliver The Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 this year.
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Lost Freeman Olympic bodysuit found?

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 5:30am
The bodysuit worn by Cathy Freeman when she lit the Sydney 2000 Olympic flame may have been found 14 years after it disappeared.
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Rare visit reveals 'brutal' IS

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 5:09am
A German author who spent time in Islamic State territory tells the BBC the group is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he expected.
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NI talks continue through the night

BBC News - December 23, 2014 - 5:08am
Northern Ireland politicians negotiate through the night in a last-ditch attempt to reach agreement on key issues, including flags, parades and welfare reform.
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Media blame game: Two police deaths tied to liberal politicians

Fox News - December 23, 2014 - 5:00am
The cold-blooded murder of two police officers in Brooklyn over the weekend is unspeakably sad.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.