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S Sudan's Kiir rules out power share

December 30, 2013 - 4:26pm
South Sudan President Salva Kiir rules out a power-sharing deal with rebel leader Riek Machar to try to halt violence that has killed at least 1,000.
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US announces six drone test sites

December 30, 2013 - 4:20pm
America's aviation agency announces the six states that will test commercial drones, a step towards unleashing the pilotless aircraft in US skies.
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IOC 'confident' despite Russia bombs

December 30, 2013 - 4:18pm
The International Olympic Committee expresses confidence Russia will deliver a secure Games in Sochi, after two deadly bombings hit Volgograd.
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DR Congo 'repulses terror attacks'

December 30, 2013 - 4:17pm
DR Congo's army repulses several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, killing about 46 members of an "unknown terrorist group", the government says.
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VIDEO: S Sudan peace "still an alternative"

December 30, 2013 - 4:06pm
The president of South Sudan tells the BBC that if his side has committed abuse in recent clashes they will be punished.
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VIDEO: Second deadly blast strikes Volgograd

December 30, 2013 - 3:46pm
At least 14 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd.
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Sinkhole opens in ground by village

December 30, 2013 - 3:28pm
A large sinkhole measuring about 160ft (49m) wide appears in a village in the Peak District.
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Missing boy's 'body' found by police

December 30, 2013 - 3:05pm
Police searching for teenager Adam Pickup, who went missing in Manchester on Saturday, say they believe they have found his body.
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Passenger charged over ferry arson

December 30, 2013 - 3:04pm
A man is charged with arson and affray after a fire broke out on a North Sea ferry and six people had to be airlifted to hospital.
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Egypt urged to free Al-Jazeera staff

December 30, 2013 - 2:37pm
Broadcaster Al-Jazeera demands the release of four journalists arrested in Egypt for allegedly holding illegal meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood.
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UK 'cannot extend' migrant controls

December 30, 2013 - 12:48pm
The UK has done all it can "within the law" to delay the lifting of work restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, a senior Conservative says in response to calls for controls to be extended.
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German envoy's Athens home attacked

December 30, 2013 - 12:17pm
Shots are fired at the German ambassador's residence in the Greek capital, Athens, but no-one is reported injured.
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Khodorkovsky granted Swiss visa

December 30, 2013 - 12:03pm
Switzerland grants a three-month visa to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was recently freed after 10 years in a Russian jail.
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China local debt surges by 70%

December 30, 2013 - 11:58am
China has local government debts of 17.7 trillion yuan ($2.9tn), up 70% from three years ago, according to an official report.
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Anelka agrees to stop celebration

December 30, 2013 - 11:37am
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka tells West Brom he will not repeat his use of the "quenelle" gesture to celebrate goals.
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Al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt

December 30, 2013 - 11:14am
A team of four Al-Jazeera journalists is arrested in Egypt's capital, Cairo, for allegedly holding illegal meetings with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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What is the quenelle gesture?

December 30, 2013 - 11:13am
Why Anelka's 'quenelle' gesture is so controversial
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Kallis ends with South Africa win

December 30, 2013 - 10:53am
Jacques Kallis bows out of Test cricket with a victory as South Africa beat India by 10 wickets to win the series 1-0.
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Second suicide bomb hits Russia city

December 30, 2013 - 10:52am
At least 14 people are killed in a blast in the Russian city of Volgograd, in what officials say is the second suicide attack there in two days.
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Cash machines robbed with USB sticks

December 30, 2013 - 9:48am
Researchers at the hacker-themed Chaos Computing Congress reveal how thieves used infected USB sticks to steal cash from ATMs in Europe.
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