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Brazil's (non-working?) year ahead

January 3, 2014 - 5:31am
Tongue-in-cheek 2014 calendar hits home
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Alicia Keys to end Blackberry role

January 3, 2014 - 5:27am
Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will end her collaboration with smartphone maker Blackberry after one year as global creative director.
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Blatter wants diving time penalty

January 3, 2014 - 4:28am
Fifa president Sepp Blatter wants to combat diving with a time penalty for players who leave the field without serious injury.
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Next raises annual profit forecast

January 3, 2014 - 4:21am
Next reports strong Christmas sales growth, raises its annual profit forecast and announces a special dividend.
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VIDEO: Erdogan dismisses corruption claims

January 3, 2014 - 3:41am
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said allegations of corruption in his government are a "dark plot" by destructive forces outside Turkey.
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China seizes drugs at a village

January 3, 2014 - 3:37am
Police in China confiscate three tonnes of the drug methamphetamine and arrest 182 people during raids at a village in southern Guangdong, officials say.
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