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Romania and Bulgaria controls lifted

January 1, 2014 - 6:57am
Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria can work without restrictions across the European Union after transitional controls end.
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Schumacher 'stable' in hospital

January 1, 2014 - 6:47am
Formula 1 seven-time champion Michael Schumacher is "stable" in hospital after a skiing accident on Sunday, his manager has said.
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VIDEO: Schumacher stable, says manager

January 1, 2014 - 6:28am
German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is in a stable condition in hospital following his skiing accident, his manager says.
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Salvadoran volcano prompts evacuation

January 1, 2014 - 6:26am
People living on the slopes of the Salvadoran volcano Chaparrastique are being evacuated as it continues to spew gas following an eruption on Sunday.
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Freed priest arrives back in France

January 1, 2014 - 6:21am
A French Catholic priest freed in Cameroon nearly seven weeks after being abducted is welcomed back to France by President Francois Hollande.
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'Obamacare' reforms come into force

January 1, 2014 - 6:16am
Millions of Americans are to receive health insurance cover for the first time as President Obama's flagship healthcare reforms come into effect.
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Johnson criticises England batsmen

January 1, 2014 - 6:00am
Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England batsmen deliberately back away before the ball is bowled to unsettle bowlers.
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Hundreds hurt on Philippine New Year

January 1, 2014 - 5:55am
At least one person has been killed and nearly 600 others are injured by New Year fireworks and gunfire in the Philippines, officials say.
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VIDEO: What happened to Mexico's Zapatistas?

January 1, 2014 - 4:56am
The BBC's Will Grant reports from the state of Chiapas in Mexico, 20 years after the EZLN, or the Zapatistas, emerged from the jungle to declare war on the Mexican state.
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Russia blasts indefensible - Putin

January 1, 2014 - 4:24am
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the two recent suicide attacks in Volgograd are "indefensible", during an unannounced visit to the city.
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Musharraf not in court for trial

January 1, 2014 - 4:23am
The treason trial of Pervez Musharraf opens in Islamabad, but Pakistan's former military ruler fails to show after lawyers cite security concerns.
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Does intermittent fasting work?

January 1, 2014 - 3:55am
Could fasting for five days a month be good for you?
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Millions across UK welcome New Year

January 1, 2014 - 3:47am
Millions of people across the UK celebrate the start of the new year at midnight, with parties, fireworks and music.
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Anderson hits fastest 100 in 36 balls

January 1, 2014 - 2:54am
New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson hit the world's fastest international century off 36 balls against the West Indies.
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