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Beirut blast kills Sunni politician

December 27, 2013 - 5:01pm
Top Sunni Lebanese ex-minister Mohamad Chatah, a staunch critic of Syria's government and its Hezbollah backers, is killed in a bomb blast.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot women speak to the BBC

December 27, 2013 - 4:17pm
The two imprisoned women from the protest group Pussy Riot have spoken to the BBC's correspondent Daniel Sandford.
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Freed Greenpeace activists back home

December 27, 2013 - 3:35pm
Five British Greenpeace activists, held in Russia for 100 days, are reunited with loved ones after being granted an amnesty from protest charges.
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US and Canada outage misery persists

December 27, 2013 - 3:31pm
More than 130,000 householders in parts of the US and Canada still have no electricity supply, after last weekend's ice storm.
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Locked-in footballer given ovation

December 27, 2013 - 3:25pm
Former footballer Gary Parkinson receives a standing ovation from fans while attending his first game since being diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.
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Zim envoy to Australia 'defects'

December 27, 2013 - 2:45pm
The Zimbabwean ambassador to Australia has claimed asylum, branding President Robert Mugabe's government "illegitimate", local media report.
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FA asks Rodgers to explain comments

December 27, 2013 - 2:32pm
The Football Association contacts Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers asking him to explain criticism of referee Lee Mason.
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NSA surveillance lawful, judge says

December 27, 2013 - 2:23pm
A US federal judge rules that mass government surveillance of the phone network is legal, a week after another court found the opposite.
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M11 driver has 'incredible escape'

December 27, 2013 - 2:19pm
A driver had an "incredible escape" from serious injury when a car was "sliced" in two as it hit a sign on the M11, Essex Fire Service says.
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Edberg joins Federer coaching team

December 27, 2013 - 1:20pm
Two-time Wimbledon winner Stefan Edberg joins former world number one Roger Federer's team ahead of the Australian Open.
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Three killed in fresh Egypt clashes

December 27, 2013 - 12:55pm
Three people are killed in fresh clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police across Egypt.
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Ambush kills dozens of Syria rebels

December 27, 2013 - 11:59am
Dozens of Islamist rebels have been killed by a Syrian army ambush in a strategic area near the capital Damascus, activists and state media say.
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Shells kill 13 at Yemen funeral

December 27, 2013 - 11:58am
Artillery shells hit a funeral tent in the southern Yemeni province of Daleh, killing 13 people, reports say.
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