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Saints unhappy with Clattenburg ruling

January 3, 2014 - 12:48pm
Southampton react angrily to the Premier League's decision to dismiss their complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg.
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Milestone vote begins in Tunisia

January 3, 2014 - 12:31pm
Tunisia's national assembly begins voting on a long-delayed constitution with the hope it will be adopted by the third anniversary of the uprising.
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Militants 'still hold Iraq cities'

January 3, 2014 - 12:29pm
Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda are reportedly still in control of parts of two cities in western Iraq following days of fierce fighting.
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10 things we didn't know last week

January 3, 2014 - 12:27pm
It's possible to fry chips on Jupiter, and nine more news nuggets
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WW2 bomb kills German digger driver

January 3, 2014 - 12:25pm
A digger driver is killed in a blast at a construction site in Germany after he accidentally struck a World War Two bomb, police say.
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Week in pictures: 28 December 2013 - 3 January 2014

January 3, 2014 - 12:22pm
A selection of news photographs from around the world
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Bangladesh's bitter election boycott

January 3, 2014 - 11:35am
Legitimacy question hangs over Bangladesh poll
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New bid to collect Syrian toxic arms

January 3, 2014 - 11:22am
Norwegian and Danish ships are set to sail again from Cyprus in a new bid to collect Syria's chemical arms, after an earlier deadline was missed.
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VIDEO: Indian PM to retire after elections

January 3, 2014 - 11:21am
The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has announced that he will not seek a third term in office.
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Stop diving in football - Martinez

January 3, 2014 - 11:04am
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes everyone in football has a responsibility to help rid the game of diving.
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VIDEO: Boy, 9, sets Rubik's Cube 'record'

January 3, 2014 - 11:04am
A nine-year-old boy from north east China sets a new world record in his age group for solving a Rubik's Cube, according to Chinese state media.
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'Whale' spotted on French motorway

January 3, 2014 - 11:00am
'Whale' strapped to lorry baffles French motorists
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Tanzania seizes ivory at port

January 3, 2014 - 9:40am
Two people are being held by police in Tanzania after the seizure of a consignment of illegal ivory at Dar es Salaam port, officials say.
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Agency to cut flood defence jobs

January 3, 2014 - 9:36am
The Environment Agency confirms that it is cutting around 1,500 jobs, including some in flood protection work, as part of a major restructuring.
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Indian girl's parents seek justice

January 3, 2014 - 9:28am
The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta tell BBC News they will fight for justice.
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Kanye-inspired currency 'to launch'

January 3, 2014 - 9:27am
A new Bitcoin-like virtual currency inspired by rapper Kanye West is set to be launched, and has been dubbed "Coinye West".
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VIDEO: While Canada freezes Australia melts

January 3, 2014 - 9:17am
The mercury has dropped to -42C (-44F) in Canada while in Australia it has hit 54C (129F) and extreme weather is experienced in different parts of the world.
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French comic 'must pay racism fines'

January 3, 2014 - 9:07am
The French interior minister vows to make the comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala pay big fines over his convictions for racist abuse.
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VIDEO: Fans mark Schumacher's 45th birthday

January 3, 2014 - 9:04am
Fans of the former motor racing champion Michael Schumacher mark his 45th birthday at the hospital in Grenoble where he is being treated after a skiing accident.
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Saints 'can realise Europe dream'

January 3, 2014 - 8:05am
Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez believes Europe is a "reachable dream" for the south coast Premier League club.
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