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NI Haass talks end without agreement

December 31, 2013 - 5:57am
Talks aimed at resolving some of the most divisive issues hampering the Northern Ireland peace process break up without agreement.
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China doctor admits baby theft

December 31, 2013 - 5:27am
A Chinese obstetrician is on trial for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers, the court and state media report.
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Bangladesh Islamist charged over war

December 31, 2013 - 5:25am
A leading member of Bangladesh's main Islamist party is charged in connection with war crimes during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Mystery of California's crop circle

December 31, 2013 - 5:13am
Californian residents have been left puzzled by a mysterious crop circle which appeared at a farm over the weekend.
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VIDEO: Norway leading way in home insulation

December 31, 2013 - 5:10am
The BBC's Jenny Hill takes a look at the latest building technology in Norway.
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Lion King is top Broadway show of 2013

December 31, 2013 - 4:51am
Disney musical The Lion King was Broadway's top-grossing show of 2013, taking nearly $97 million (£58.7m) since the beginning of the year.
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Tesco's India plans given go-ahead

December 31, 2013 - 4:49am
The Indian government approves plans by the British retail giant Tesco for expansion into India, in partnership with the Tata Group.
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US 'will not drop diplomat charges'

December 31, 2013 - 4:06am
Prosecutors are gathering evidence against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade ahead of a 13 January deadline for her indictment, US sources tell Indian media.
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VIDEO: Norway's 'chemical weapons' ship

December 31, 2013 - 3:51am
A Norwegian ship taking part in the mission to remove and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles has changed course and is returning to Cyprus.
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VIDEO: US gripped by freezing temperatures

December 31, 2013 - 3:47am
Bitterly cold weather has gripped several states in the US and temperatures are expected to plummet further.
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Cooper ends deal with India's Apollo

December 31, 2013 - 3:41am
India's Apollo Tyres $2.5bn (£1.5bn) takeover of US tyremaker Cooper Tire & Rubber collapses following a legal stand-off and financing issues
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VIDEO: Protests over Argentina power cuts

December 31, 2013 - 3:39am
Residents of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires are holding street protests against power cuts, which have left some neighbourhoods without power for two weeks.
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Schumacher family in bedside vigil

December 31, 2013 - 3:15am
The family of German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is at his bedside as he fights for life after a skiing accident in the French Alps.
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VIDEO: Israel releases Palestinian prisoners

December 31, 2013 - 2:38am
Israeli authorities have freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks.
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Indonesians flee volcanic eruptions

December 31, 2013 - 12:57am
A volcano in western Indonesia has let out a series of fresh eruptions, forcing around 19,000 people to flee their homes, officials say.
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Israel frees Palestinian prisoners

December 31, 2013 - 12:48am
Israeli authorities have freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks.
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In pictures: Focus on Africa in 2013

December 31, 2013 - 12:15am
Horse-racing bling, Eid finery and mourning Mandela
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Burma to release political prisoners

December 31, 2013 - 12:06am
Burma is set to free several political prisoners, in line with President Thein Sein's vow to release all prisoners of conscience by the end of 2013.
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One Direction album tops 2013 sales

December 30, 2013 - 11:26pm
Midnight Memories, the latest album from One Direction, overtakes Emeli Sande's Our Version of Events to become 2013's top-selling artist album.
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Air rescue plan for ice-bound ship

December 30, 2013 - 11:06pm
Passengers on a ship stuck in thick ice in Antarctica are to be taken off by helicopter once the weather permits, Russian officials say.
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